Plant Care Moonlight cactus

Moonlight cactus


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How to care for Moonlight cactus


How often to water your Moonlight cactus

Water needs for Moonlight cactus
0.5 cups
every 12

Moonlight 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.

Water 0.5 cups every

Does your plant get direct sunlight?

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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 Moonlight cactus in your home

Light needs and placement for plant Moonlight cactus: 1ft from a window
1ft or less from
a window

Moonlight cactus love being close to bright, sunny windows 😎.

Place it less than 1ft from a south-facing window to maximize the potential for growth.

Moonlight cactus does not tolerate low-light 🚫.

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


How to fertilize Moonlight cactus

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

Water Needs
Sunlight Needs

Care Summary for Moonlight cactus

Moonlight cactus

Greg recommends:


0.5 cups every 12 days


< 1ft 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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