(This 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).
Acanthocalycium glaucum is commonly known as ‘Red Tom Thumb’. It can reach up to the height of 15 cm and belongs to the Cactaceae family. Having an origin in Bolivia, this summer-dormant plant is a solitary flat globular shape to a briefly elongated cactus.
Acanthocalycium glaucum has a slow growth rate.
The Acanthocalycium genus is well-known for its blooms. The cacti bloom in the spring and continue to bloom until the summer, producing orange flowers.
Watering and Feeding
Acanthocalycium genus plants require moderate watering and should be watered every three to four days during the summer. Reduce watering to once a week or less in the winter. Do not overwater.
Well-drained soil is ideal for the Red tom thumb cactus. Repotting is best done early in the growing season (spring) or late in the season (summer).
This attractive plant is not frost-hardy. It has a frost tolerance of - 4° C (24.8° F) and belongs to the hardiness zone of 9b to 11.
Acanthocalycium glaucum, like many other cacti, thrives in full sun. Place them in an open, airy area that receives full sun exposure throughout the day.
The cactus can be grown from seed. Growing cactus from seed can be a thrilling experience as you watch the tiny seedlings change appearance so quickly.
The Red tom thumb cactus is the best succulent for your home as well as office. This beautiful plant will make you fall in love with them.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Red tom thumb|
|Frost Tolerance||- 4c°|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Scientific Name||Acanthocalycium glaucum|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|