Plant Care Golden Ball Cactus

Golden Ball Cactus


Padrodia leninghausii

How to care for Golden Ball Cactus


How often to water your Golden Ball Cactus

Water needs for Golden Ball Cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Golden 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 Golden Ball Cactus

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Golden Ball Cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Golden Ball Cactus: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Golden 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.

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How to fertilize Golden Ball Cactus

Nutrient, fertilizer, and repotting needs for Golden 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 Golden Ball Cactus after it doubles in size or once a year—whichever comes first.

Care Summary for Golden Ball Cactus

Golden Ball Cactus

Golden Ball Cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


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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