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Gymnocalycium quehlianum forma variegata

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Gymnocalycium quehelianum forma variegata.
This species has nearly armless spines flattened against body.


 

Description:  Gymnocalycium quehlianum is a compact, slow growing plant with attractive spination.
Stem: Up to 7cm wide usually solitary, it appear to be the one of flattest gymnocalyciums, barely rising above the level of the soil. A remarkable characteristic of this species is the colour of the body, which goes from reddish to dark bluish green.
Flowers: Up to 6 cm long. The initial brown background colour of the buds fades to pale pink or white as they open. Flowers have a reddish-coloured throat.
Blooming season: They will bloom at an early age and bloom often during the growing season. The plant
puts on quite a show since the flowers last a week and open in succession.
Remarks: The variegated form has multicoloured stems (yellow, pink, pale green)

 

Cultivation: Easy to grow and free flowering, this plants offers no cultivation difficulties. Summer grower needs moderate to copious waterings in summer. Quite frost resistant if kept dry in winter  -4° C.  Feed with a high potassium fertilizer  in summer. Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade.The perfect cacti for windowsills and limited spaces. They are small and compact.
Propagation: Seeds the variegated form can be only grown grafted on green stock.

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific Name: Gymnocalycium quehlianum (F. Haage jr. ex Quehl 1899) Vaupel ex Hosseus, 1926 (Often misspelled G. quelianum)

Common Names include:  Rose Plaid Cactus

Origin: Argentina (Córdoba)

Synonyms:

  • Echinocactus quehlianus F.Haage ex Quehl, 1899
  • Echinocactus platensis var. quehliana
 



 

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