(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 amerhauseri is a small single headed, flattened cactus, with peculiar dark green bodies with short adpressed spines in spider-like clusters.
Flowers: The flowers are near the apex, funnel-shaped, creamy white to pale pink up to 3 centimetres at anthesis. Throat reddish. Scales green, bordered pinkish-white. Blooming appears recurrently from June to autumn. It flowers quite readily as a young seedling.
Stem: Flattened spherical to spherical, plump, glossy dark green, bluish green or greyish-green, up to 2,5 cm tall, 5-6 cm in diameter.
Summer growing species. Relatively rapidly growing and easily flowering species. This plant needs plenty of space for its roots, repotting should be done every other year or when the it has outgrown its pot. Needs moderate to copious waterings in summer, but do not overwater. keep dry in winter at a minimum temperature of 0°C. Reputedly resistant to frost if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather (hardy to -12 C ° C, or less for short periods), but for safe cultivation it is best to avoid freezing temperatures. The plant tolerates extremely bright situations but enjoys filtered sunlight or afternoon shade, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. Tends to bronze in strong light, which encourages flowering and heavy spine production, but is likely to suffer from sun scorch or stunted growth if over exposed to direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day in summer.
Propagation: Seeds germinate in 7-14 days at 21-27° C in spring
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 fall|
|Common Name||Gymnocalycium amerhauseri subs. Altagraciense|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Height||Under 6 in. (15 Cm)|
|Scientific Name||Gymnocalycium amerhauseri|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to light shade|