Collections: Succulents & cactus

Moon Cactus (Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii)

S.N: Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii

C.N: Chin cactus, Ruby ball cactus, Red Cap, Red Hibotan, Hibotan cactus, Friedrichii cactus, Mutant cactus

Category of plant: Indoor Plants, Cactus & Succulents

Moon Cactus/ Ruby Ball Cactus Description:
  • This miniature “moon cactus” belong to the Gymnocalycium genus of globular cacti is actually a combination of two cacti, typically Gymnocalycium (the scion) and a rootstock cactus, such as Hylocereus.
  • Due to the lack of chlorophyll, Gymnocalycium cultivars come in various colours such as white, pink, yellow, or red flowers.
  • Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii or Moon Cactus is globose to cylindrical and has a chin like a protuberance below each spine-bearing areole on the ribs.
  • Moon cactus are easy to grow and do well in succulent gardens or in a window sill.
  • Moon Cactus flowers are daisy-like flowers with many petals that come in brilliant shades of yellow, red, orange, pink, coral, peach, purple and white. 
  • These Moon cactus can’t grow on their own, so they are grafted onto another cactus.

Plant habit: Erect type

Plant Specifications:

Height: 4 cm
Width: 5-6 cm
Pot Size (in Inches): 3"

Moon Cactus Care:

  • Moon Cactus or Chin cactus grows quite well in partial shade.
  • Water Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii regularly in summer and once a week in winter.
  • Do not let the plant stand in the water as it will rot the roots. Always allow the soil to dry out completely before watering again.
  • Soil moisture should always be monitored to check the hydration level.
  • Hibotan cactus grows best in well-drained soil
  • Oriental moon cactus doesn’t require grooming.

Moon Cactus Protection:

  • Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii (Moon Cactus) Plant doesn't require fertilizer.
  • Moon cactus may experience mealybug and scale insect attacks. Use an insecticide to deal with these insects.
Moon Cactus Special Features:
  • Moon Cactus or Ruby Ball cactus are easy to grow ornamental houseplants.
  • Their colourful appearance makes them a great choice for succulent gardens.
  • Moon Cactus flowers represent brilliant shades of yellow, red, orange, pink, coral, peach, purple and white. 
  • Suitable near window sills where it gets some sun and filtered light.

Note: Plant comes with germination pot. The image is for representation purposes only. The actual product may vary in height, shape, or appearance.

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Moon Cactus