Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium
Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium
Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium
Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium
Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium
Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium
Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium
Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium
Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium
Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium
Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium
Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium

Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium

(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.)

Flowers: Creamy-white with a dull red throat.

Watering: It is a summer-growing species that needs regular water in summer, but do not overwater (rot prone), keep dry in winter at a minimum temperature of 0°C.

Hardiness: Reputedly resistant to frost if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather (hardy to -12C ° or less for short periods).

Exposition: The plant tolerates extremely bright situations but enjoys 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, 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.

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Blooming Season Late spring
Common Name Gymnocalycium stellatum
Dormancy Winters
Family Cactaceae
Flower Creamy-white with a dull red
Frost Tolerance -12 C
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 10b
Height 7.5-10 cm
Origin Argentina
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium
Shape Flattened globose
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Diane E.
United States United States

Cool Cactus

Very healthy plant with excellent roots, great price and super fast shipping. Planet Desert only sells the very best and I will always find something to buy from them. I recommend this plant to all you gardeners out there.

Mary B.
United States United States

Does not look much like the picture

Disappointed…it looks sickly


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Stephanie C.
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Gymno collector

I collect gymnos and the spines really struck me with this one. The spines aren’t as profound as the ones from the stock photo, but it’s still a very healthy specimen. Packaged well with no damage or bugs. Decent size.

Planet Desert Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium Review
United States United States

came with flower bud and another starting to grow

Yes, cactus is small, but they are slow growers. Love it. It came with flower bud which has opened.

Terri W.
United States United States


Cactus was WAY too small. Wish I could return it.

Gymnocalycium stellatum asterium

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