Also know, where should I put my moon cactus?
They do the best in bright but indirect sunlight. Prolonged periods of direct sunlight can be harmful to the plant. So a covered porch that has some shade or an area to where much of the direct sunlight is blocked is the best location for a moon cactus.
Thereof, how do I know if my moon cactus is healthy?
A healthy stem is always firm and green. The most common cause of a brown, rotting stem in a cactus plant is root rot, and this is almost always because the plant is either over-watered, has poor drainage or both.
How do I know if my moon cactus is dying?
How do you know if your moon cactus has been overwatered?
- Your rootstock is turning brown or becoming mushy.
- The soil is wet and soggy but you did not just water your cactus within the last 24 hours.
- You check the roots of the cactus and they are brown or black and mushy.
- The cactus does not have a well-draining soil.
Depending on the rootstock, Moon Cacti can reach various heights but they usually stop growing once they reach around 4 inches (10 cm). The diameter of the Moon cactus is between 1.1 and 1.9 inches (3-5 cm). Generally, they have 8 to 14 slightly-notched ribs with narrow edges.
While many people mistake the colorful scion of a moon cactus for its bloom, moon cactus do flower in time. The daisy-like flowers are large and showy, with many petals that range from shades of pale pink to vibrant red. Often, a moon cactus will develop small, roundish bumps, the same color as the scion, but brighter.