(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Origin of Northwestern Argentine. This species is known only from the Sierras Chicas range and a few adjacent areas and can be considered a microendemic species.
Gymnocalycium amerhauseri is a small single headed, flattened cactus, with peculiar dark green bodies with short adpressed spines in spider-like clusters.
Flowers: The flowers are near the apex, funnel-shaped, creamy white to pale pink up to 3 centimetres at anthesis. Throat reddish. Scales green, bordered pinkish-white.Blooming appears recurrently from June to autumn. It flowers quite readily as a young seedling.
Stem: Flattened spherical to spherical, plump, glossy dark green, bluish green or greyish-green, up to 2,5 cm tall, 5-6 cm in diameter.
Summer growing species. Relatively rapidly growing and easily flowering species.This plant needs plenty of space for its roots, repotting should be done every other year or when the it has outgrown its pot.Needs moderate to copious waterings in summer, but do not overwater.keep dry in winter at a minimum temperature of 0°C. Reputedly resistant to frost if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather (hardy to -12 C ° C, or less for short periods), but for safe cultivation it is best to avoid freezing temperatures.The plant 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.
Propagation: Seeds germinate in 7-14 days at 21-27° C in spring
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 for an additional $3.00. 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 save to ship. Care instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order. Shipping details and customer service policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. 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.
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