(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All 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 eurypleurum is a variable low growing species, especially for spination. (Some plants have minimal spination while others seem quite heavily armed). Endemic from a small barren, inhospitable corner of North Paraguay almost up to the border to Bolivia.
Mostly near the apex, bell-shaped, pure white or white with a hint of lilac, about 30 mm in length and diameter.
Water and Feeding/Fertilizer
Water regularly in summer (but do not overwater ) Keep this plant almost dry in winter at a minimum temperature of 0°C.
prefer relatively rich substrate and low pH compost (if possible not limestone)
It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to -5° C)
Light shade. It may tolerate bright situations 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.
Direct sow after last frost. (seldom produces offsets). Seed Collecting: Permit fruit to ripen. Fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz