Neochilenia chilensis flaviflora
(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).
Neochilenia chilensis (Eriosyce chilensis
tends to produce fuchsia red flowers often with white centres.
Origin and Habitat: (Northern Chile) and Valparaiso (Argentina)
Habitat: It grows on coastal rocks and is severely threatened by housing construction.
Description: Eriosyce chilensis is a beautiful cactus with pale green stems cowered with dense stout spines. It produces very showy flowers in summer.
Habit: It is a mostly simple perennial cactus, rarely clustering at base, shortly cylindrical sometimes procumbent, to 100 cm high.
Cultivation and Propagation: It is a summer grower species. Easy to cultivate but somewhat rot prone if kept in a non ventilated place. Require a very fast draining drying soil, water regularly in summer, but do not overwater.
Needs a full sun exposure (or light shade) Good heat tolerance. Hardy to at least -5°C ( but probably can tolerate - 10° C for brief periods).
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz