(This plant comes in a 3.5" 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).
This cactus is a mounding cactus. It has whitish short spines; they curve backwards towards the dark green body. It blooms flowers that go from pink to white.
Recommended temperature zone: USDA: 8-11
Frost tolerance: Hardy to 10° F (-12°C) or less
Minimum avg. temperature: 50°F (10°C)
Sun exposure: Full sun to light shade
Origin: Argentina (Córdoba)
Watering needs: Summer grower, water regularly in summer, keep rather dry in winter
Propagation: Seeds, offsets
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Hens and chicks|
|Frost Tolerance||-15° C|
|Hardiness Zone||3 to 8|
|Scientific Name||Gymnocalycium bruchii|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|