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Color Grafted Cactus Houseplant

  • - Pet Safe: No
  • - Care Level: Medium
  • - Space Required: 8 inches
  • - Thrives In Rooms With: East, South, or West facing windows
  • - Each 5-Inch Pot contains 1 Color Grafted Cactus Houseplant
Plant Features

Color Grafted Cacti are unique and visually striking plants created by grafting a brightly colored cactus, often a Gymnocalycium mihanovichii (commonly known as a Moon Cactus), onto a hardier cactus base like Hylocereus. These cacti are known for their vibrant top colors, which can range from red, pink, yellow, to orange, contrasting with the green of the base cactus. The grafted part lacks chlorophyll, which is why it relies on the base for sustenance.

Caring for a Color Grafted Cactus involves some considerations specific to its grafted nature. It's essential to provide enough light to sustain both parts of the cactus, but direct, harsh sunlight can damage the colored top, causing it to fade or get sunburned. Overwatering is a common issue with cacti, leading to root rot, so it's crucial to let the soil dry out completely between waterings. Underwatering, however, can cause the base to shrink and not support the grafted part adequately. These cacti prefer a well-draining cactus mix and a pot with drainage holes. Fertilization should be minimal, using a cactus-specific fertilizer during the growing season.

Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Needs
Sunlight Indirect, Bright - within 2-3' of a window
Watering Needs Only after the top 2 inches of soil is dry
Fertilizer Every 6-8 weeks
Humidity Level Low (mist weekly)
Temperature 65-75 F
Care Level Green Thumb (plants require a little effort)
Attribute name Attribute value
Plant Characteristics
Height Category 4-6 inches
Mature Spread 2-4 inches
Habit Upright
Foliage Color Multicolored
Garden Styles Houseplant
Pet Friendly No

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It’s a beautiful and unique cactus. It was bigger than I thought they would send me. 😁😁

From eddie | April 22, 2020