(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).
Gymnocalycium marquezii is a solitary or slowly clustering cactus, with peculiar spine clusters characteristically bent backward in a distinctive fashion. Gymnocalycium are very gratifying plants, their culture is easy and their flowering is abundant if we give them a well drained relatively rich substrate.
Growth: It is a relatively rapidly growing and easily flowering species.
Watering: Needs moderate to copious waterings in summer, but do not overwater (Rot prone), keep dry in winter
Hardiness: Reputedly resistant to frost if kept on the dry side prior to. Hardy to (10 F/-12 C)
Sun needs: tolerates extremely bright situations but enjoys filtered sunlight or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid spring-early summer|
|Common Name||Gymnocalycium pflanzii|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Height||Under 6 in. (15 Cm)|
|Scientific Name||Gymnocalycium marquezii|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to light shade|