Plant Care Rebutia Muscula

Rebutia Muscula

Also known as

Orange Snowball, Orange Snowball, Little Mouse, White-Haired Crown, Orange Snowball Cactus and dax


Rebutia muscula 'Orange Snowball'

How to care for Rebutia Muscula


How often to water your Rebutia Muscula

Water needs for Rebutia Muscula
0.5 cups
every 12

Rebutia Muscula 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 Rebutia Muscula

Water 0.5 cups every

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Finding light for Orange Snowball in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Rebutia Muscula: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Rebutia Muscula 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 Rebutia Muscula

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

Care Summary for Rebutia Muscula

Rebutia Muscula

Rebutia Muscula

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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