Discocactus arneispinus
Discocactus arneispinus
Discocactus arneispinus
Discocactus arneispinus
Discocactus arneispinus
Discocactus arneispinus
Discocactus arneispinus
Discocactus arneispinus
Discocactus arneispinus
Discocactus arneispinus
Discocactus arneispinus
Discocactus arneispinus

Discocactus arneispinus

(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).

Discocactus araneispinus

Cultivation and propagation: Discocactus araneispinus are the easiest species of the genus to grow, but even so it isn't a plant for beginners, in fact collectors consider the Discocactus to be rarities with requires skilful cultivation. It is rather difficult to grow and frost tender, it can’t stand cold, or even fairly cool temperatures and should be kept at above 15° C if grown on its own roots (8°C if grafted). Need full sun or afternoon shade. They are slow growing and very rot prone when kept on their own roots and though they can’t endure long stretches of total dryness, too much water will rot them, as their weak root systems tend to be inefficient at sucking up water from wet soil. They generally resent being repotted and can take a long time to establish. When grown to maturity, however, it possesses an exotic look shared by no other cacti, and it generally attract a lot of attention.


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

Blooming Season -
Common Name Discocactus zehntneri ssp. Albispinus
Dormancy -
Family Cactaceae
Flower White
Frost Tolerance 15° c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone -
Height 7-10 cm
Origin Southern brazil
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Discocactus arneispinus
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Interlacing Spines

The spines on Discocactus arneispinus look like creamy beige clusters of spiders whose legs lie flat then curve inward toward the stem, interlacing with nearby clusters. The spines are flexible and none stick straight out, so they won't poke your fingers.

Planet Desert Discocactus arneispinus Review

Arrived in best condition. It's no problem.


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Discocactus arneispinus

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