Gymnocalycium Mihanovichii Hibotan Pink Flapjacks
(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch 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).
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii hibotan Pink goes by the common name ‘Flapjacks.’ The plant originates from Africa and is a member of the Cactaceae family. The characteristic aspect of Flapjacks is its red-colored body that is mainly due to lack of chlorophyll. It is also the reason why Gymnocalycium mihanovichii grafting is necessary, else the plant can die. The summer-dormant plant requires partial shade rather than full sun exposure for good growth. The funnel/bell-shaped cacti grow to a height of 1 foot with a fast growth rate.
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii hibotan Pink is a fast-growing plant. It needs care, especially during grafting.
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii cactus flowers during winter or early spring, which is the blooming season. The plant bears pinkish-red flowers that are about 6 to 7 cm long.
Watering and Feeding
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii cactus needs sparse water from March till October, which is the dormant month. During winter, the plant should be kept completely dry. Potassium-rich fertilizers are good for feeding during summers.
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii is not very care-sensitive as it is easy to grow. The best is to use well-permeable soil. It should contain peat, humus, and very little organic matter.
Flapjacks lie in the hardiness zone of 11 to 12. It is best to avoid frost as it has a frost tolerance level of up to -2° C (28.4° F).
Flapjacks grow well in partial shade. Ensure not to expose to prolonged sun exposure.
This cactus can be propagated by seeds.
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii is a specially grafted cactus plant. Its unique color gives it a decorative element. It can be considered as a gift too!
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Winter/early spring|
|Frost Tolerance||-2 ° C|
|Hardiness Zone||11 to 12|
|Scientific Name||Gymnocalycium mihanovichii hibotan pink|
|Shape||Funnel / bell|
|Sun Exposure||Partial shade|