Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Gymnocalycium friedrichii

This unique cactus plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.

This is an extremely popular species and easy to grow. The banded body of this plant is unmistakable, it is an old favorite and very beautiful plant. The colors of the stem are enhanced in full sun and contrast nicely with the pink flowers.


  • Origin: Paraguay
  • Description: Solitary cacti with banded body
  • Flowers: Pale-pink to purplish-pink, 6-7 cm long.
  • Cultivation: Very easy to grow, this plant offers no cultivation difficulties.
  • Watering needs: Moderate in summer, keep dry in winter.
  • Frost tolerance: Quite frost-resistant if kept dry (-10° C)
  • Temperature Zone: USDA 8-10
  • Sun exposure: Full sun to light shade

This is a fun little cactus to start your collections with or add to an already existing plant collection. Enjoy watching this cactus bloom and add it to your indoor garden today! Shop Planet Desert for more cacti and succulents!


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Blooming Season Mid spring to early summer
Common Name Grafted moon cactus pink
Dormancy Winter
Flower Pink
Frost Tolerance -1.1°c
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 10-12 cm
Origin South america
Scientific Name Gymnocalycium friedrichii
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Partial to light shade
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Fusun A.

Best online experience ever!

I love all five cacti that I received three days after I placed the order! This gymno looks in great shape. The pot and top dressing are perfect for now. I will not have to repot it until spring, which is a relief. Many thanks to Ana of Cactus Caffeine for pointing out this nursery and thanks to Planet Desert for restoring the Search bar as soon as I requested it. What a lovely community to be in :-)

Duane K.
United States United States

Very Nice plants

I had been lookoing for a dioscorea elephantipes for a long time. Both plants arrived well packaged and in great condition. The cactus has prbably entered dormacy but the elephantipes is growing nicely. The leaves are getting larger and a new branch has started to grow. I am very satisfied with both. Thanks.

Peter T.
United States United States

Another Winner

This one has a bud forming and what a treat that would be right out of the box. Another example of Planet Desert taking great care to deliver excellent and healthy plants that are way better than any nursery here!

Marie L.
United States United States


Beautifully wrapped and protected. Arrived in perfect condition!

Magaly B.
United States United States



Gymnocalycium friedrichii

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.