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Gymnocalycium bruchii var. niveum forma cristata

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Gymnocalicium bruchii var. niveum forma cristata
 

Description: This is a nice small crested cactus miniature that will slowly forms tangled groups up to 20 cm in diameter.
Stems: Blue/green, thick growing up to 6 cm thick with scarcely . The ribs are vertical thin and scarcely
elevated.
Areoles: Closely set apart
Spines: White bristly, straight or curved
Flowers: Bell  to funnel-shaped, 6 cm wide, are an unusual shade of lavender-white in early spring followed by green fruits.
 

Cultivation: Gymnocalycium bruchii is one of the most cold tollerant South American species it can grow outdoor and is hardy to -15° C or less. Prefer a low pH  compost otherwise growth will stop altogether. The plant tolerate extremely bright situations  but enjoy  some shade during the hottest part of the day in summer. Water regularly in summer, keep rather dry in winter.
Propagation:
Offsets, grafting.


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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Gymnocalycium bruchii var. niveum Rausch,
Succulenta 68 (9): 179-180 + title plate, 1989 Forma cristata

Origin:  Argentina. Endemic to the Córdoba and San Luis provinces.

Habitat: Inhabits a wide range of environments and altitudes.

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:  

  • Frailea bruchii
  • Gymnocalycium lafaldense


 

 


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