Moon Cactus

Moon Cactus

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aka Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

Pronounced "jim-no-kal-LISS-ee-um me-han-oh-VIK-ee-eye"

Height: 20cm
Nursery Pot:
Pot in photo: Alicante Teal 11x10cm  (sold separately) 

The bold colour on this Moon Cactus comes from the fact that she has very low chlorophyll. That’s what makes these little cuties unique. Since chlorophyll is a key for photosynthesis, she needs to be grafted onto another cactus with a normal level of chlorophyll in order to survive.

Light: She's very easy-going and virtually maintenance-free. Pop her in a warm sunny spot, where she can catch 1-2 hours of direct sun. Too much sun and you risk killing the bright moon bit because of the lack of protective pigment. 

Water: You'll need to water her once her soil has completely dried out. Remember to check she’s not sitting in water afterwards. She dislikes wet feet. 

Propagation: Not all moon cacti will produce babies, however, if they do you can propagate by removing offsets and grafting them onto a rootstock cactus.

This houseplant is generally non-toxic to humans and animals.

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