Gymnocalycium Bruchii

Type: Grafted

Flower Color


Flowering Season



Non Fragrant







Water Requirement

Once a Week

With Pots


Sunlight Requirement

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun


Low Maintenance,Outdoor,Window Ledge

Product Description

Gymnocalycium bruchii is a miniature cactus with flattened, blue-green, thick growing, clumping stems, up to 1.5 inches (4 cm) in diameter and up to 2.5 inches (6 cm) long.

'Bruch's Chin Cactus'






Gymnocalycium bruchii is a miniature cactus with flattened, blue-green, thick growing, clumping stems, up to 1.5 inches (4 cm) in diameter and up to 2.5 inches (6 cm) long. The spines are white, bristly, straight or curved. The flowers are bell to funnel-shaped, up to 2.5 inches (6 cm) wide, with an unusual shade of lavender-white in early spring, followed by green fruits.


Gymnocalycium bruchii is a summer grower species that is easy to cultivate. The plant 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.

It likes very porous standard cactus mix soil. Prefer a low pH compost, avoid substrata rich in limestone; otherwise growth will stop altogether. Needs moderate to copious waterings in summer, but do not overwater (Rot prone), keep dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer.

Landscape Uses

It is an excellent plant for container growing. It always looks good and stays small. It is suitable in a rockery.

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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