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This is a good looking solitary barrel cactus
Origin and habitat: Córdoba, Northwest Argentina.
Flowers: The plant produces club-like purple buds on the older areoles on the side part of the stem, which develop into pinkish rose (rarely red) flowers, to 5 cm long and 7 cm in diameter. Often when full open the flowers remain almost tubular in shape and fail to open as broadly as other species do.
Fruits: Ovoid, green.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid spring|
|Common Name||Mound hedgehog cactus|
|Frost Tolerance||-18° C|
|Scientific Name||Gymnocalycium schickendantzii|
|Sun Exposure||Sun to partial shade|