Moon Cactus or Ruby Ball Cactus (Grafted Pink) Plant

Moon Cactus or Ruby Ball Cactus (Grafted Pink) Plant

SKU: SAPL0177
₹549.00 Regular Price
₹329.40Sale Price

 

Product Inclusions

Moon Cactus or Ruby Ball Cactus (Grafted Pink)- Plant– 1 pc

Grower Black – 1 pc

Buying Options

About Plant- The ruby ball cactus, also known as the pink cap cactus, is a grafted specimen. The colorful pink top (the sicon) is Gymnocalycium mihanovichii) (the name refers to the flower buds bearing no hair or spines). The lower green cactus host portion can be any number of species, but is usually a Hylocereus cactus. The main job of the lower cactus is to display the Gymnocalycium at an advantageous height.

If you can grow cacti and succulents successfully, you can likely grow the ruby ball cactus without too much trouble. These plants are popular in cactus dish gardens.

 

Ruby Ball Cactus Plant Care

The ruby ball is an albino plant, which means it has no chlorophyll. Therefore, it relies on the rootstock cactus as a food source. There is a parasitic relationship between the upper and lower portions, and if there is an incompatibility between the needs of the host cactus on the bottom and the scion on top, one or both may die.

 

Light- By contrast, the stock green cacti on the bottom are often light-lovers. Look for a bright area, but not so bright that the color of the top begins to wash out.

 

Soil- A rich, fast-draining cactus mix with a low pH is ideal. .

 

Water- Allow the soil mix to become nearly dry between waterings, but then water thoroughly.  During the summer months, the plant might need frequent watering, especially if it has been moved outside.

 

Temperature and Humidity- Ideal conditions for the rootstock and the upper sicon portion may not be the same. The upper ruby ball scion is hardy in USDA plant hardiness zones 11 through 12. These plants will not survive temperatures lower than 30 degrees.

 

Fertilizer-  You do not need to regularly fertilize your ruby ball cactus plant, but you should dose it with a cactus fertilizer every month during its growing season (April to September). Suspend feeding during the dormant winter period.

 

Potting and Repotting- Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. 

Ratings & Reviews

Surya Ramesh

Thank you for the healthy plants, delivered with care.

Surya Ramesh

The blooming plant reached me just as I would have transported it myself!
Thank you for the healthy plant.

Surya Ramesh

The delicate orchids reached me just as I would have transported it myself! Thank you for the healthy plants.

Surya Ramesh

The plants healthy, delivered in excellent condition and on time.

Ramesh Babu

Thank u saplings.live for healthy & beautiful plants.

CONTACT US

Call - 8431450939
​​Email - reach@saplings.live

Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

HELP

USEFUL LINKS

Follow us on social media for Plant Talks & Offers.

  • good indoor plants
  • indoor house plants
  • order plants online
  • house plants online
  • house plants for sale
  • indoor hanging plants
  • best house plants
  • large house plants
  • indoor flowering plants

© 2020 | www.saplings.live | All Writes Reserved