Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Gymnocalycium cardenasianum

This is an extremely slow growing and one of the nicest Gymnocalyciums species. It has incredibly strong curved spines. If you only have one Gymnocalycium, this is the one to have!

Description: Solitary, slowly growing cactus, densely covered with incredibly strong twisted spines
Blooming season: They will bloom at an early age and bloom sparingly in mid-summer.
Cultivation: Keep this plant almost dry in winter at a minimum temperature of 0°C. It prefers a low pH compost; otherwise growth will stop altogether. The plant tolerates extremely bright situations.

Recommended Temperature zone: USDA: 9-11
Frost Tolerance: 20°F (-7°C)
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)
Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun
Origin: Bolivia (Tarija)
Growth Habits: Solitary, globular, slowly growing up to 5"(12 cm)
Watering Needs: Summer grower, water regularly in summer, keep rather dry in winter
Propagation: Seeds

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Mid summer
Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Botanical Name Trichocereus bridgesii
Common Name Bolivian torch cactus, Achuma, Wachuma
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Pinkish
Flower Color White
Genus Trichocereus
Growth Habit Columnar
Growth Habit Globose
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10, 11
Hardiness Zone 8b to 11
Mature Size 16 ft. tall
Mature Size 45"
Native Area Bolivia
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By cutting, seeds
Resistance 5° c
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, deer resistant, mild frost tolerant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized potting mix
Special Features Easy to maintain
Sun Exposure Full sun
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to cats, friendly to dogs
Watering Needs Low

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Gymnocalycium cardenasianum

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, 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.

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This is an extremely slow growing and one of the nicest Gymnocalyciums species. It has incredibly strong curved spines. If you only have one Gymnocalycium, this is the one to have!

Description: Solitary, slowly growing cactus, densely covered with incredibly strong twisted spines
Blooming season: They will bloom at an early age and bloom sparingly in mid-summer.
Cultivation: Keep this plant almost dry in winter at a minimum temperature of 0°C. It prefers a low pH compost; otherwise growth will stop altogether. The plant tolerates extremely bright situations.

Recommended Temperature zone: USDA: 9-11
Frost Tolerance: 20°F (-7°C)
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)
Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun
Origin: Bolivia (Tarija)
Growth Habits: Solitary, globular, slowly growing up to 5"(12 cm)
Watering Needs: Summer grower, water regularly in summer, keep rather dry in winter
Propagation: Seeds

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season Mid summer
Bloom Season Summer
Botanical Name Gymnocalycium cardenasianum
Botanical Name Trichocereus bridgesii
Common Name Bolivian torch cactus, Achuma, Wachuma
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color Pinkish
Flower Color White
Genus Trichocereus
Growth Habit Columnar
Growth Habit Globose
Growth Rate Fast
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10, 11
Hardiness Zone 8b to 11
Mature Size 16 ft. tall
Mature Size 45"
Native Area Bolivia
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By cutting, seeds
Resistance 5° c
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, deer resistant, mild frost tolerant, pest resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized potting mix
Special Features Easy to maintain
Sun Exposure Full sun
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to cats, friendly to dogs
Watering Needs Low

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