Frailea gloriosa
Frailea gloriosa
Frailea gloriosa
Frailea gloriosa
Frailea gloriosa
Frailea gloriosa
Frailea gloriosa
Frailea gloriosa
Frailea gloriosa
Frailea gloriosa
Frailea gloriosa

Frailea gloriosa

(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).

Frailea pygmaea var. gloriosa Prestlé

Origin and Habitat: Frailea pygmaea grows widespread over a wide area in Brazil, Uruguay and Argentina.
Habitat & ecology: Grows often in mountainous region in scattered but numerous populations, and it is often quite common. Usually it is found in the crevices of rocky outcrops, between the pebbles near these outcrops or in grassy, gravelly areas where the thin soil depth minimizes any competition from other plants. It is often found growing together with Frailea gracillima and Frailea castanea. The rain fall are quite frequent and often abundant.

Description: Frailea pygmaea as the name implies ("pygmaeus" meaning dwarf), is a very small cactus that lives half buried in the ground. globose. Most of the plants in habitat are single headed unless they are damaged. It is extremely an variable species with many different form
The gloriosa form is very nice, due to it long white spines.
Flowers: up to 3 cm diameter, pale yellow, with dense, whitish to rose-colored
Blooming season: Hottest part of summer.

Cultivation and Propagation: Grow them in rich, porous soil and let them dry out between waterings. These plants need a minimum temperature of 5-10° C (but occasionally temperatures of a few degrees below 0° are not dangerous)
Sun Exposure: They enjoy full sun but in a shaded position the plants grow faster, but are not flat shaped.
Characteristically, during the dry season plants retract completely under the ground both in the wild and in cultivation too.


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Blooming Season Late winters
Common Name Cactus limon.
Dormancy -
Family Cactaceae
Flower Green
Frost Tolerance -
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 8b
Height 20 cm
Origin Argentina
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Frailea gloriosa
Shape Rosette shape
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial
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Eric P.
United States United States


Cacti was Emaculate

United States United States

Cute little Cacti

All my cacti came nicely packaged, with a heat pack as it was early spring and still cold here. Pretty small but that is OK, they will grow! Great selection, hard to choose which ones to get!

Fyona D.
United States United States


Such a unique specimen. As cute as a button!

Frailea gloriosa

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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 by request. 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 safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and 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.