Plant Care silver ball cactus
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silver ball cactus

Taxonomy

notocactus parodia scopa
Notocactus

How to care for silver ball cactus

Water

How often to water your silver ball cactus

Water needs for silver ball cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

silver ball cactus needs 0.5 cups of water every 12 when it doesn’t get direct sunlight and is potted in a 5" pot.

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 silver ball cactus

Water 0.5 cups every
12

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

Select the pot size

5"
Light

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

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Finding light for silver ball cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant silver ball cactus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

silver ball cactus may have difficulty thriving, and will drop leaves 🍃, without ample sunlight.

Place it less than 3 feet from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Select your region to see how the current weather in your area affects the placement of silver ball cactus in your home 🏡.

Nutrients

How to fertilize silver ball cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for silver ball cactus: 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 silver ball cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for silver ball cactus

silver ball cactus

silver ball cactus


Greg recommends:

Water

0.5 cups every 12 days

Placement

< 3ft from a window

Nutrients

Repot after 2x growth

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

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