Thelocactus LLoydii V. Major HK

Product Description
$ 7.50

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




 This is a Solitary and strongly armed cactus, it is a depressed-globose,  about 8 to 12 cm broad, grey to bluish-green,

Thick but low, often wider than long, sometimes can grow up to 4 cm. wide; flowering groove rather conspicuous but narrow, extending from spines to about half-way to axil of tubercle;


Spines: It has 1-3 reddish-white-brown central spines with sharp yellowish-crimson tips, the longer ones up to 6 cm, and 6-8 reddish-white brown radial spines per areole. Ascending from and curved outward from middle, terete and somewhat angled at base. The spines are often highly coloured and maintain that bright tint on at least part of the spines for a long time but bleach out to a pale grey-brown as they became older.


Flowers: Light pink to almost white with a darker midline, never deep purplish pink. Filaments whitish, anthers honey/yellow, style yellowish, (eventually pinkish at top), stigma lobes pinkish/yellowish.

Spines are creamy-white to greysh-pink but wet spines are are bright red.


Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family

Conservation status: Listed in CITES Appendix II


Cultivation: It is a summer growing species, easy to cultivate. Water regularly from spring to autumn, but do not overwater. It can become too elongated if the compost is too rich. Requires full sun or light shade and careful watering to keep plant compact with strong colored spines. It needs good drainage and a very porous potting mix.  In winter, keep dry.



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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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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:

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.

At this time, we are not shipping international, we are in a process to get some certification until then, we won’t be able to ship to any country outside of the US

All international sales are shipped bare root. We don't supply Phyto certificates, it is too expensive and complicated for small orders. In some cases, the customs authorities at the destination country might decide to open the packages  and will be up tho them to determine if the product can enter the country. for that reason, we can't guarantee the delivery and will be up to their customers own risk to decide to purchase our plants


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