Lobivia arachnacantha
Lobivia arachnacantha
Lobivia arachnacantha
Lobivia arachnacantha
Lobivia arachnacantha
Lobivia arachnacantha
Lobivia arachnacantha

Lobivia arachnacantha

(This plant comes in a 3.5" 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).

Echinopsis ancistrophora ssp. arachnacantha

The species name "arachnacantha" comes from the Greek for "with spider web-shaped thorns". This cactus still generally encountered under its older Lobivia arachnacantha name is a good beginner cactus. It is quite resistant and occasionally gets covered by bright yellow blossoms, that will attract even a non-cactophile spouse.

Recommended temperature zone: Sunset: 16, 17, 21-27, USDA: 9b-12
Frost tolerance: Hardy to 25°F (-4°C), for short periods
Minimum avg. temperature: 50°F (10°C)
Sun exposure: Full sun to light shade
Origin: Bolivia
Watering needs: Regular water in spring to fall
Blooming habits:The large 2" wide yellow flowers open during the day.
Requires to be kept below 45°F (7°C) in winter to flower well in the spring.


Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Late spring/early summer
Common Name Echinopsis arachnacantha
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Gold (yellow-orange)
Frost Tolerance -5°c Or less
Growth Rate -
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height Under 6 in.
Origin Bolivia
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Lobivia arachnacantha
Shape Spherical
Sun Exposure Full sun to light shade
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Kristy K.
United States United States

Lobivia cactus

The plant was in great condition I love it I would definitely buy it again

Fusun A.
United States United States

Best online experience ever!

I love all five cacti that I received three days after I placed the order! This lobivia has many pups and looks in great shape. The pot and top dressing are perfect for now. I will not have to repot it until spring, which is a relief. Many thanks to Ana of Cactus Caffeine for pointing out this nursery and thanks to Planet Desert for restoring the Search bar as soon as I requested it. What a lovely community to be in :-)

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John R.
United States United States

Quality service and quality plants, very happy.

Excellent service, the plants arrived very well packed along with detailed care instructions. Will definitely look at adding to our small collection.

Yvette N.
United States United States


The cactus arrived in excellent condition, I'm very happy!

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Jim P.
United States United States

good stuff

Healthy plants shipped in pot less work for me

Lobivia arachnacantha

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.