Gymnocalycium chiquitanum x hybrid

SKU: MYBG-CACT-GYMN-CHIQ
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 have white or salmon-colored flowers

Gymnocalycium hammerschmitii

Family

Cactaceae

Native

Argentina

Description

Gymnocalycium chiquitanum usually grows individually with grey-green to light green, flattened spherical and sometimes red overflowing shoots,which reach growth heights of 2 to 4 cm or more at diameters of 6 to 9 cm. The six to seven ribs have conspicuous chin-like protrusions. The sometimes existing central spine is 1.5 to 2 cm long. The five to nine bent edge spines are yellowish brown to gray and have a darker tip. They are 1 to 2.5 centimetres long.

The purple-pink flowers, sometimes white or salmon-colored, are 5 to 7 centimetres long and have a similar diameter. The dark bluish purple fruits are spindle-shaped and up to 2 cm long.

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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