Matelea Gonolobus cyclophyllus
Matelea Gonolobus cyclophyllus
Matelea Gonolobus cyclophyllus
Matelea Gonolobus cyclophyllus
Matelea Gonolobus cyclophyllus
Matelea Gonolobus cyclophyllus
Matelea Gonolobus cyclophyllus
Matelea Gonolobus cyclophyllus
Matelea Gonolobus cyclophyllus
Matelea Gonolobus cyclophyllus

Gonolobus  or Matelea cyclophyllus

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. 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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Flowers: Burgundy colored on some plants and green on others, bizarre and beautiful.

Cultivation and propagation: It is dormant and leafless during colder months when it should be kept totally dry. When grown outdoors, temperatures under 15°C damage the plant.

Growth rate: It grows well, though slowly. It’s susceptible to rotting if too wet.

Exposure: It needs light shade, but the caudex should be in the shade, while the leaves prefer some sun. Avoid direct blasting sun in summer. Bright light if grown indoors.

Soil: In pots it needs a very porous potting medium.

Waterings: Water frequently while plant is in full growth but keep dry during the winter after the branches have died back. It rots easily and do NOT like a lot of water when it has no leaves.

Frost tolerance: Keep warm in winter, the minimum safe average temperature is 15°C, although it can go lower for short periods. It can be grown outdoors in frost-free climates, need anyway to kept above 10°C and very dry in winter. It is very prone to rot in cool, wet conditions.

 

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

Blooming Season -
Common Name Gonolobus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Yellow
Frost Tolerance 10°c 
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9 to 11
Height 1 m
Origin Uruguay
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Gonolobus cyclophyllus
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Partial shade
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LK
04/28/2022
Logan K.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Main stem was snapped upon arrival (damage...

Main stem was snapped upon arrival (damaged occurred during shipping because the break was fresh), but otherwise packaged perfectly and arrived healthy. A couple of days after unboxing, there was already signs of new foliage and caudex growth. Great plants and fast shipping

DB
12/08/2021
Donna B.

Received, plant is in perfect condition. P...

Received, plant is in perfect condition. Packed securely. It's outside and breathing fresh air. Thank you. Sending sunshine and butterflies your way. Happy holidays ⛄️

MW
12/06/2021
Mindless W.

caudex a little smaller than pictured. def...

caudex a little smaller than pictured. definitely a bit too dried out. but it will recover. pretty good for the price on this harder to find one.

J
07/29/2021
Jenny
United States United States

Plant is doing great!

The pictures are true to the specimen I received. It has been doing very well in the few weeks I've had it with new leaves and clear signs of growth on the little caudex. I attached a photo of the plant when I received it a few weeks ago and a couple of photos of how it looks today.

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TW
02/28/2021
Teresa W.

Very healthy looking plant. Love it

Very healthy looking plant. Love it

Matelea Gonolobus cyclophyllus

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