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A picture of a Gymnocalycium

Gymnocalycium

Gymnocalycium spp.

Gymnocalycium spegazzinii by Michael Wolf (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Tender

10b

USDA zone

2°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

15cm

Max

10cm

3cm

Min

3cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images

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Overview

The genus Gymnocalycium contains around 61 perennial species of spherical or cylindrical cacti from the Cactaceae family. These plants have prominent, spiralling ribs which are divided into rounded, spiny tubercles. Large, funnel-shaped flowers are produced in early autumn, in a range of colours including red, pink, white and yellow.

Common problems

Propagation

Seed

Special Features

Attractive leaves

Attractive flowers