Gymnocalycium saglionis

SKU: MYBG-CACT-GYMN-SAGL
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Rs.485
Pot size: 3"

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Pink & White

Flower Color

Non Fragrant

Fragrance

Summer

Flowering Season

Gymnocalycium

Genus

Low

Maintenance

Yes

With Pots

Small

Size

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Twice A Week

Water Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Use

Product Description

Gymnocalycium saglionis, also known as the giant chin cactus, is a round-shaped, solitary barrel cactus. Broad, funnel-shaped, pale pink flowers 2cm across appear in early summer.

Giant Chin Cactus

Family

Cactaceae

Native

Argentina

Description

Gymnocalycium saglionis is a cactus with a solitary, spherical, more or less has flattened, globose with 10-30 or more tubercle ribs, and clusters long, spreading and often curved spines that are white to rich brown in colour, contrasting beautifully against greyish green body of the cactus.

Broad, funnel-shaped, pale pink flowers 2cm across appear in early summer.

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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