Plant Care Orange Snowball

Orange Snowball

Also known as

Little Mouse and White-Haired Crown


Rebutia muscula

How to care for Orange Snowball


How often to water your Orange Snowball

Water needs for Orange Snowball
0.5 cups
every 12

Orange Snowball 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, IL.

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 Orange Snowball

Water 0.5 cups every

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

Plant care guide for Orange Snowball in Chicago, IL

Chicago, IL

91% High

Growing Orange Snowball in Chicago right now

Light needs for plant Orange Snowball in Chicago, IL

Plant growth potential is currently very high 📈

June 18th, 2021

Sunlight intensity as measured by “net radiation” in Chicago is currently very high 📈. The plant growth potential in your area is currently at its peak! 🌿

The availability of high quality sunlight…

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Light needs for plant Orange Snowball in Chicago, IL

Sunlight intensity will increase by 6.8% ☀️

June 18th, 2021

Chicago is trending towards greater sunlight intensity!

The amount of sunlight in Chicago is expected to increase by 6.8% over the next 2 weeks to an average of 21.5 megajoules of energy per m2 pe…

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Light needs for plant Orange Snowball in Chicago, IL

Daylight will increase by 0.7 hours 📈

June 18th, 2021

This month, Chicago is getting an average of 12.0 hours of clear sky sunlight per day.

Hours of daylight will increase by 4.9% over the next two weeks. Your plants will get 15.0 total hours of day…

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Finding light for Orange Snowball in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Orange Snowball: 3ft from a window
3ft or less from
a window

Orange Snowball 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 during this time of higher sunlight intensity in Chicago, IL ☀️.️

This is a great time to watch your Orange Snowball thrive 🌿!


How to fertilize Orange Snowball

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

When to repot Orange Snowball

Nutrient needs for plant Orange Snowball in Chicago, IL

Is this a good time of year to repot? Yes! 🪴

June 18th, 2021

The growing potential in Chicago is high 📈.

It's best to repot plants during their active growing periods when they have the energy to re-establish their roots! This is a great time to repot any p…

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Care Summary for Orange Snowball

Orange Snowball

Orange Snowball

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 3ft from a window


Repot after 2x growth

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

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