Lobivia schieleana quiabayensis

Lobivia schieleana quiabayensis

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of 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).

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

Blooming Season Spring
Common Name Lobivia schieliana
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower red
Frost Tolerance 5ºc
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Height 1.5" in diameter (4 cm)
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Lobivia schieleana quiabayensis
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Partial shade
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Teresa P.
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The blooms are not orange like in this picture they are yellow

Diane S.
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The perfect gift!

5 stars! Will order again!

Mary B.
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Love my cactus!

I love ordering from Planet Desert because they pack the cacti and succulents so carefully. Everything ordered from them arrives safely. This order even had flower buds ready to bloom! And they did!

Bob B.
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Love you guys. Great selection of cactus for my new 6” clay pot garden They will love it here in Texas

James M.
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Can’t wait for a bloom

All items received in great condition.

Lobivia schieleana quiabayensis

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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.