A small globular-flattened cactus.
Stems: Dark green, spherical up to 15 cm in diameter. It has 20 ribs spirally arranged with raised tubercles between which the areoles appear.
Spines: Arranged like little spiders, brownish, turn greyish eventually.
Flowers: Deep red
Cultivation: It is a summer grower species that offers no cultivation difficulties. Water regularly in summer (but do not overwater ) needs good drainage and very porous, keep rather dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer. It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to -12° C). Need a bright exposure, full sun or half shade in summer.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Miniature desert rose|
|Frost Tolerance||– 4° c|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 10b|
|Scientific Name||lobivia distefanoiana|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|
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