Lobivia or Echinopsis shieleana
Lobivia or Echinopsis shieleana
(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).
It is a good beginner cactus and easy to grow and flower. It is quite resistant and occasionally gets covered by bright showy blossoms also neglected in a dry windowsill. Requires good drainage and very porous potting mix. Need regular water in spring to fall but do not water again until dry. Also, it is a species that is dormant in the winter and require very little water (maybe even none) during the cold months.
Best known as Lobivia schieliana. It is a cute prolific clumper cactus with dark reddish-green stems underneath white or brownish spidery-spines. Flowers are mostly a brilliant light-red or orange and .
Recommended temperature zone: Sunset: 16, 17,21-24, USDA: 10-12
Frost tolerance: Light frost protection required. Minimum of 5ºC for safe growing, but hardy up to -5°C or less
Minimum avg. temperature: 50°F (10°C)
Heat tolerance: Light shade
Sun exposure: Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun.
Origin: Peru and Bolivia
Watering needs: Little water, needs good drainage
Propagation: Seeds or offsets that appear at the base; leave them attached to form a cluster, or wait until they are 1/3 the size of the parent and then detach and plant.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
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