Gymnocalycium bodenbenderianum x hybrid

SKU: MYBG-CACT-GYMN-BODE
filler
Rs.850
Pot size: 4"

Flower Color

Pink

Fragrance

Non Fragrant

Flowering Season

Summer

Genus

Gymnocalycium

Maintenance

Low

Size

Medium

With Pots

Yes

Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Water Requirement

Twice A Week

Use

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Product Description

Gymnocalycium bodenbenderianum is a very easy to grow and very free-pale pink flowering cactus.

Gymnocalycium intertextum

Family

Cactaceae

Native

Argentina

Description

Gymnocalycium bodenbenderianum grows with stems in the form of grayish-green discs, which barely protrude above the surface of the ground and reach diameters up to 8 cm and a height of 2 to 3 cm. The 11 to 15 ribs are rounded and clearly tuberculated. The three to seven spines are curved backwards, blackish brown and turn gray with age. They are up to 10 mm long. The pale pink flowers are 3.5 to 6 cm long & the tube is narrow. The fruits are blue and green ovoids up to 2 cm long (or longer) and have diameters up to 1 cm.

Environment

Gymnocalycium tolerates extremely bright situations but enjoys filtered sunlight or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. Tends to bronze in strong light, which encourages flowering and heavy spine production, but is likely to suffer from sun scorch or stunted growth if over exposed to direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day in summer. The soil is usually a rich sandy loam. Rains are frequent during the summer.

Needs moderate to copious waterings in summer, but do not overwater. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer.

Landscape Uses

It is an excellent plant for garden rockery settings, desert type landscapes, patios and botanical gardens

The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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