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  Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. filadelfiense
(Syn: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. stenogonum)
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Gymnocalycium  mihanovichii var. filadelfiense FR1181 Filadelfia, Boquerón, Paraguay
This plant’s most unique characteristic is its colourful body.
 

Description: Usually solitary
Stem: It only grows to be 4 cm high and has a 5-6cm diameter
Flowers: Silky shining, greenish/tan.
 

Cultivation: It is a summer grower plant that offers no cultivation difficulties.  Water regularly in summer (but do not overwater ) keep rather dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer  in summer. It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to  -5° C) Sun Exposure: Light shade to half shade.

Propagation: Direct sow after last frost. (seldom produces offsets). Colour mutants and variegates cultivars are propagated by graft.

 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of Gymnocalycium mihanovichii.

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)
 

Scientific name:

  • Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. filadelfiense Backeberg nom. inval. (Art. 8.2),
    In: Kakteenlexikon: 170, 1966 = mihanovichii var. stenogonum
  • Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. filadelfiense Pazout nom. nud.,
    In: Friciana 5(29): 10, 1965 = mihanovichii var. stenogonum

Origin:  Chaco Boreal in Paraguay

Habitat:  Grows under bushes where it is only exposed to direct sunlight a few months out of the year.  


 

 


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