Grafted Color Top Cactus

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Characteristics

Species: mihanovichii

Other Species Names: Moon Cactus, Chin Cactus

Plant Height: 2-3 in.

Spread: 2-3 in.

Evergreen: Yes

Plant Form: Low

Summer Foliage Color: Green

Minimum Sunlight: Bright

Maximum Sunlight: Bright

Ornamental Features

Grafted Color Top Cactus is a colorful oddity created by grafting the colorful plant top to a green, compatible rootstock.

Landscape Attributes

Grafted Color Top Cactus is grafted because they contain no chlorophyll and therefore cannot live on their own. They are grafted onto a compatible, chlorophyll containing rootstock. This is a very low maintenance plant. It has no significant negative characteristics. Grafted Color Top Cactus provide interest for sunny tables and window sills.

Planting & Growing

Grafted Color Top Cactus typically grows 2-3 inches tall and wide. It is a small, curious plant with unexpected coloration and odd arrangement on a green stalk. This shrub should be grown in bright light, but benefits from afternoon shading. It does require minimal moisture, but as a Cactus can withstand being dry. It will not tolerate any standing water. It is not particular as to soil type or pH as long as it drains completely. This is a selected variety of a species not originally from North America. Grafted Color Top Cactus is a fine choice for adding interest and color to windowsills and combination container plantings.