Home /   Categories /   Indoor plants  /   Moon Cactus Red, Grafted Colorful Cactus, Moon Cactus, Colorful Cactus
  • Moon Cactus Red, Grafted Colorful Cactus, Moon Cactus, Colorful Cactus
  • Moon Cactus Red, Grafted Colorful Cactus, Moon Cactus, Colorful Cactus
  • Moon Cactus Red, Grafted Colorful Cactus, Moon Cactus, Colorful Cactus

Moon Cactus Red, Grafted Colorful Cactus, Moon Cactus, Colorful Cactus

Per piece

badge
badge
badge
Product details

Moon Cactus, also known as grafted colorful cactus or simply colorful cactus, refers to a unique type of cactus that is created through grafting. Here's a closer look:

  1. **Grafting**: Moon Cactus is not a naturally occurring cactus variety but rather a result of grafting. Grafting involves joining two different plant species together, allowing them to grow as one. In the case of Moon Cactus, a colorful, spineless cactus known as Gymnocalycium mihanovichii is grafted onto the stem of a hardier, more robust cactus species, typically Hylocereus or Pereskiopsis.

 

2. **Appearance**: The colorful part of the Moon Cactus is the Gymnocalycium mihanovichii, which comes in vibrant hues such as red, pink, orange, yellow, or even multicolored combinations. This colorful cactus lacks chlorophyll, which is essential for photosynthesis, so it cannot survive independently. Instead, it relies on the rootstock cactus for nutrients and support. The rootstock cactus, often a green or brownish cactus with spines, provides the necessary nutrients and stability for the grafted colorful cactus to thrive.

 

 

3. **Care**: Moon Cacti are relatively easy to care for, making them popular houseplants. They prefer bright, indirect light and should be kept in a well-draining soil mix specifically formulated for cacti and succulents. Water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out between waterings, as overwatering can lead to root rot. Moon Cacti are sensitive to cold temperatures and should be protected from frost.

 

 

4. **Propagation**: Unlike other cacti, Moon Cacti cannot be propagated from cuttings of the colorful top portion because it lacks chlorophyll and cannot grow independently. However, they can be propagated by grafting the colorful Gymnocalycium onto a suitable rootstock cactus.

 

 

5. **Longevity**: While Moon Cacti can live for several years with proper care, they are not long-lived plants compared to some other cactus species. Over time, the colorful top portion may outgrow its rootstock or become desiccated. In such cases, the top portion can be cut off and grafted onto a new rootstock to rejuvenate the plant.

 

 

Moon Cactus is prized for its vibrant colors and unique appearance, making it a popular choice for indoor gardening enthusiasts looking to add a splash of color to their plant collection.


Similar products