Gymnocalycium Cardenasianum

Product Description
$ 7.30

Gymnocalycium Cardenasianum

(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. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

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

Stem: Grey green, compact, globular up to 12 (-15) cm wide 10 cm tall in cultivation (in nature it is partially underground) with a slightly concave woolly apex. Will not (usually) offset.

Spines: Long, stout, eagle claw-shaped, typically-twisted, up to 6cm long. Usually whitish or pale brown.

Flowers: Open petaled, funnel-shaped, about 4(-7) cm in diameter, 3(-5) cm tall and pinkish in colour.  They grow near the apex. The flowers of Gymnocalycium cardenasianum have a tough time trying to force themselves through the fierce spines, and is quite rare to see an open flower because the spines prevent the flowers from opening properly.

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 inches (12 cm)

Watering Needs: Summer grower, water regularly in summer, keep rather dry in winter

Propagation: Seeds



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.

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Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, 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: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

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