Gymnocalycium cordobense Chin
Gymnocalycium cordobense Chin
Gymnocalycium cordobense Chin

Gymnocalycium cordobense Chin

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Gymnocalycium cordobense

Description: Gymnocalycium cordobense also known as chin cactus is a small species that have different stem colors from pink, brown, orange purple or multicolor and white or pink flowers. The spines are brownish thin but firm, directed sideward and downward.

Cultivation and Propagation: It is a summer grower species that is easy to cultivate.
Growth rate: It is a relatively rapidly growing and easily flowering species that will make clumps given the best conditions.
Soils: It likes very porous standard cactus mix soil. pH neutral or acidic, avoid substrata rich in limestone.
Repotting: Use pot with good drainage.
Watering: Needs moderate to copious waterings in summer, but do not overwater (Rot prone), keep dry in winter.
Fertilization: Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer.
Hardiness: Reputedly somewhat resistant to frost if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather (hardy to -5 C ° C, or less for short periods).
Exposition: Outside bright but 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.
Uses: It is an excellent plant for container growing. It always looks good and stays small. It look fine in a cold greenhouse and frame or outdoor in a rockery.
Rot: Rot it is only a minor problem with cacti if the plants are watered and “aired” correctly. If they are not, fungicides won't help all that much.


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Blooming Season Spring / summer
Common Name Chin cactus
Dormancy -
Family Cactaceae
Flower White or pink
Frost Tolerance 30f
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9b-11
Height 1-10 cm (1-4 inches)
Origin Argentina
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Gymnocalycium cordobense Chin
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Full sun
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Kimberly N.
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Gorgeous Cactus

My plants arrived quickly and in amazing packaging. All were potted with a gravel topper, and I was able to open and unwrap each one in my home office with little spillage of gravel or soil. Upon arrival, I watered this baby and gave him some sun. I was rewarded with a creamy colored bloom the first day! The cactus is very happy and healthy, has been watered twice and given gentle morning sun. It's definitely greened up but is growing well, and I will add in more direct/afternoon sun.

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