The genus name "gymnocalycium" comes from the Greek for "naked calyx" referring to the flower buds bearing no hair or spines.
Originally from Argentina. This small and usually solitary cactus will produce really nice white to pink flowers.
Synonym: Echinocactus mackieanus, Gymnocalycium schatzlianum, Gymnocalycium reductum var. schatzlianum
Recommended Temperature Zone:
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)
Sun Exposure: Light shade
Origin: Argentina (Buenos Aires)
Watering Needs: Summer grower, water regularly in summer, keep rather dry in winter
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid spring|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Scientific Name||Gymnocalycium schatzlianum mackieanus|
|Shape||Funnel-shaped with short necks|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
Beautiful and healthy cactus! very well pa...
Beautiful and healthy cactus! very well packed, Thank you!