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Water frequency: ​Every 3 to 4 weeks.

Water Desert Gems cacti sparingly. They typically don't need watering more than once every 3 weeks-- and possibly even less if they're grown in low light or consistently cool temperatures. Take care not to overwater these colorful cacti.​


Place the kokedama in a small bowl, plant side up. Add water at room temperature until the kokedama is about to float. Wait about 5 minutes until the kokedama absorbs most of the water in the bowl. Add more water to the bowl, this time a little bit more, and wait until the kokedama looks wet all the way to the neck. Do not water the plant from the top, only bottom watering. This process will take about 15 to 30 minutes. Take the kokedama out of the bowl and let it drip the excess water for about a minute before putting back on display.

Note: We use rainwater. If you use tap water, we recommend letting a bucket of water seat outside for at least 8 hours at daylight while the chlorine evaporates.



Place Desert Gems® cacti in a bright spot; they do best when they get enough light for at least part of the day to cast a strong shadow. These indoor plants will tolerate lower-light spots, especially for relatively short periods.


Desert Gems don't require much fertilizer, but if you wish to fertilize, you can do so as little as once a year or so with a general-purpose houseplant fertilizer. These cacti also don't require any pruning; they're truly easy to grow!

Desert Gems cacti are not intended for human or animal consumption. 

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