(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 is a genus of about 70 South American species. Their main area of distribution is Argentine, part of Uruguay, Paraguay, southern Bolivia and part of Brasil. Most species are globose, rather small varying from 1.5 to 6 inches in size (4 cm to 15 cm). They are popular for their easy flowering habits, although the flowers are generally brightly colored. They are also popular for their ease to care for. The genus name "gymnocalycium" comes from the Greek for "naked calyx" referring to the flower buds bearing no hair or spines. They are sensitive to root mealy bugs.
The flowers are pink, pinkish, or occasionally yellow. Only the plants receiving at least half a day of bright light will bloom.
Most species are propagated from seeds that need 70°F (21°C) minimum to germinate. Some species produces offsets that can also be used.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Height||1.5 to 6 inches|
|Scientific Name||Gymnocalycium ruta|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to light shade|