Gymnocalycium baldianum - Cactus
Gymnocalycium baldianum is a small cactus with solitary, flattened-globose stem, usually unbranched and up to 5 inches in diameter, with 9 to 10 broad ribs and 5 to 7 bristle-like radial spines. It is an excellent plant for garden rockery settings, desert type landscapes, patios and botanical gardens.
About the Item
• Scientific Name - Gymnocalycium baldianum
• Common Name - Dwarf chin cactus , spider-cactus
• Cactus Diameter- 5 inch
• Pot Height- 6 inch
• Pot material- Plastic
Gymnocalycium baldianum Care Tips
Light - Gymnocalycium baldianum do best in 4 to 6 hours of bright indirect light per day, but can handle light partial shade in a garden setting. Aim for bright filtered light when planting indoors.
Soil - Well-drained soil, with a mixture of topsoil, peat and sand and you always have to water moderately, letting the soil dry out before watering it again.
Temperature - 10–30°C
Flower Colour- Pink
Flowering Season- Summer, Plants will flower readily but need high heat and good light to open; increase exposure to sunlight if flowers fail to form.
Water - Once in a week. This cactus has a range of water needs, based upon its size and the season. Avoid watering in winter, as this may prevent the plant from flowering.
Fertilizer- Apply a half-strength high-potash fertilizer once a month from spring to late summer.
Pest & Diseases- Prone to rotting in damp compost. Check plants regularly for mealybugs.