Plant Care Gold Silver Ball

Gold Silver Ball

Taxonomy

Notocactus graessneri flaviflorus
Notocactus

How to care for Gold Silver Ball

Water

How often to water your Gold Silver Ball

Water needs for Gold Silver Ball
0.5 cups
every 12

Gold Silver Ball needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot located in Chicago, Illinois.

Use our water calculator to personalize watering recommendations to your environment or download Greg for more advanced recommendations for all of your plants.

Calculate water needs of Gold Silver Ball

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

Check the growing potential in your area

A plant's growing potential is determined from its location, the time of year, and current local weather.

Plant care guide for Gold Silver Ball in Chicago, Illinois

Chicago, Illinois

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Growing Gold Silver Ball in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Gold Silver Ball in Chicago, Illinois

Plant growth potential is currently very low 📉

December 5th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very low 📉.

The availability of high quality sunlight in your home impacts ability for plants to thrive and is key in dete…

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Light needs for plant Gold Silver Ball in Chicago, Illinois

Sunlight intensity will decrease by 28.3% ☀️

December 5th, 2021

Chicago is trending towards lower sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to decrease by 28.3% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 5.9 megajoules of energy per m2 per …

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Light needs for plant Gold Silver Ball in Chicago, Illinois

Daylight will decrease by 1.0 hours 📉

December 5th, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 7.3 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will decrease by 10.4% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 9.0 total hours of dayl…

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Finding light for Gold Silver Ball in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Gold Silver Ball: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Gold Silver Ball may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to keep it happy during this time of reduced sunlight intensity in Chicago, Illinois ⛅.

Nutrients

How to fertilize Gold Silver Ball

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Gold Silver Ball: repot after 2X growth

Most potting soils come with ample nutrients which plants use to produce new growth.

By the time your plant has depleted the nutrients in its soil it’s likely grown enough to need a larger pot anyway.

To replenish this plant's nutrients, repot your Gold Silver Ball after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

When to repot Gold Silver Ball

Nutrient needs for plant Gold Silver Ball in Chicago, Illinois

Is this a good time of year to repot? No ⏳

December 4th, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is very low 📉.

Repotting in late fall or winter when the day lengths are shorter can be very stressful for a plant and cause it to go into shock.

It's best to …

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Care Summary for Gold Silver Ball

Gold Silver Ball

Gold Silver Ball


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

Based on your location in Chicago, Illinois, the 4” pot your plant is in, and that it doesn’t get direct sunlight.

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