How to grow Moon cactus

Moon cactus growing cactus of the genus Gymnocalycium, also known as Gymnocalycium mihanovichii, Moon cactus perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.

Moon cactus stems

Stem color can be: red, purple, yellow, orange, the stem round

Flower color pink the flower multi-petals

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Requirements for Moon cactus growing and care:

Well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (for the colored plants need to graft on regular cactus)

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can’t grow without the base of the graft

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
No need to prune moon cactus, but the base of the graft need to without new stems

Size of the plant:
1-10 cm (0.15-4 inches), the base of the graft depend what you choose to use

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Pink multi petals flowers

Scientific name:

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

Blooming Seasons

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Ornamental parts

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