Gymnocalycium Spegazzinii

SKU: MYBG-CACT-GYMN-SPEG
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Rs.1,110
Pot size: 4"

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Pink

Flower Color

Non Fragrant

Fragrance

Summer

Flowering Season

Gymnocalycium

Genus

Low

Maintenance

Medium

Size

Yes

With Pots

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Twice A Week

Water Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Use

Product Description

Gymnocalycium spegazzinii is a solitary, slowly growing cactus. The flower are open petaled, funnel-shaped and white-rose in colour.

Gymnocalycium armatum

Family

Cactaceae

Native

Argentina

Description

Gymnocalycium spegazzinii  is a solitary, slowly growing cactus, densely covered with incredibly strong twisted spines pointing side wards and downward. The stems are flatten brownish-grey to almost black up to 18 cm (or more) in diameter.

The flower are open petaled, funnel-shaped, about 4(-7) cm in diameter, 3(-5) cm tall and white-rose in colour.

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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