(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: Bolivia. Sulcorebutia zavaletae is a low-growing clustering cactus, with globular stems, about 15 cm wide and wide magenta red flowers, with paler inner petals.
Stem: Round, depressed at apex, in habitat about 15 mm diameter (in cultivation it gets to about 2 or 3 cm), sprouting freely. Dark green in colour and with a strong tap-root which is about 12 mm thick at soil level and 50-60 mm long.
Flowers: From base of stem, 40 mm long, 35 mm. Ovary 4 mm diameter with outstanding, brownish pointed scales
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz