Mediolobivia Rosalviflora Pygmae

Product Description
$ 7.25

Mediolobivia Rosalviflora Pygmae 

(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. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).  

This is a very small clumping species. Some of its variable forms don't really look like the same species.

Habit: It is a small geophyte cactus solitary or clustering and barely rising above ground level.

Roots: It has a heavy tap root that may exceed the size of the plant above soil level. Tap root more or less branched whitish.

Stem: 10-30(-40) mm tall, 12-20 mm wide, spherical to slightly oblong, becoming short-cylindrical in cultivation. The colour of the epidermis vary from grey-green or olive-green to dark purple-green with violet tints.

Ribs: About 10 more or less spiralling, slightly tuberculate.

Tubercles: About 2-4 mm wide and 1,5 mm high.

Areoles: Oval, 1-1,5 mm long, about 0,5 mm wide, slightly brownish or whitish tomentose, 2 mm long, with abundant white or light brown felt, a little far apart.

Radial spines: 8-11, thin, bristly, pectinate, short, brown to glassy white with a darker base, 2-3 mm long.

Central spines: usually absent, or rarely 1 yellowish, 1-2 mm long.

Flowers: From the basal parts of the stem, widely funnel-shaped about 20-30 mm long and 25-35 mm wide usually salmon pink, however the flowers of this species and its varieties (forms?) vary a lot and range from from white to pink, red, salmon and orange. Buds with few black scales with woolly axils and with 1-3 white bristles, 2-3 mm long. Tube funnel-shaped, 7-12 mm long, the top 6-9 mm wide, pale pink inside, outside with few scales and white hairs. Tepals pale red to dark purple (but also white, yellow orange) 10-15 mm long, 4-5 mm wide, rounded up with a small tapered tip. filaments magenta about 12 mm long. Anthers lemon yellow. Pistil light green, about 15 mm long, with 6 yellow-green stigma lobes, 2-4 mm long.

Fruit: Spherical, greenish, with thin skin, drying at maturity, about 6 mm large.

Seeds: Spherical to bell-shaped, rough, covered with remnants of the membrane with a large, straight, rarely slightly oblique hilum.

Blooming season: Flowers all tend to come in one late Spring rush, rather than spread over the Summer.



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.

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Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, 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: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

Shipping Details and Customer Service Policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. We calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Please allow a maximum time of 72 hours for processing prior to shipment. 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 the email address below:

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