Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Gymnocalycium friedrichii

Gymnocalycium Friedrichii Moon Cactus Pink

This unique cactus plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.

Gymnocalycium Friedrichii is commonly known as ‘Grafted Moon Cactus Pink’. By lovingly nurturing and caring for this Globose shape plant, you may be able to get it to grow slightly larger, up to a height of 10-12 cm, but it will never grow into a full-sized cactus. It will always be referred to as a dwarf. It has its origin in South America and belongs to the Cactaceae family. Grafted Moon Cactus is winter-dormant.

Growth Rate

Gymnocalycium friedrichii is a slow succulent that takes many years to reach its full size.


The Moon cactus flowers are small and come in a variety of colors. White, yellow, green, and pink are the most common colors. This plant blooms from mid-spring to early summer season.

Watering and Feeding

Gymnocalycium friedrichii plants do not require a lot of water. The method of deep soaking followed by complete drying out is the best watering schedule to follow when watering them.


There are no specific soil requirements for this plant in terms of pH level. The best way to ensure good drainage is to create a soil environment composed of cactus-potting soil and mineral grit.


Cactus moon grafted will not be able to withstand repeated frost exposure. It has a frost tolerance of -1.1° C (30.02° F) and belongs to the hardiness zone of  9b to 11.


This succulent plant requires at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. It is best to cultivate your Gymnocalycium friedrichii cactus plant in beds outside, where it should be planted in a spot that receives partial to light shade sun exposure.


This houseplant is a simple succulent to grow. It can be propagated successfully using two different methods, namely seeds and cuttings.

Gymnocalycium Friedrichii is the best houseplant to own. Moon cactus care is easy, and one should definitely get their hands on this plant.

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Blooming Season Mid spring to early summer
Common Name Grafted moon cactus pink
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Pink
Frost Tolerance -1.1°c
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 10-12 cm
Origin South america
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Partial to light shade

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Benjamin C.
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Arrived healthy and happy

United States United States

Pink Flower from a Pink Cactus

A pink blossom emanating from a pink cactus, a feast for the eyes, with more buds forming for future flowers. But the stem wasn't always pink, under strong California sunlight it turned yellowish brown, so I moved it to partial shade to let it rejuvenate.

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Yang X.
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Received cactus just look like the pictures.

The cactus arrived on time. Packed carefully with no mess. There are several flower buds.It just looks like the pictures.

JoAnn M.
United States United States

Love the color

All of the plants I have received from Plant Desert are beautiful and so healthy.

Jordan h.
United States United States


Nice size and color

Gymnocalycium friedrichii

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If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

*PLEASE NOTE- If you are ordering both CACTI/SUCCULENTS and HOUSEPLANTS, you will need to purchase BOTH heat packs above to your cart.


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To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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