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Watering Notes:

Regular = 2-3 times per week

Moderate = Once a week

Infrequent = Once every few weeks (when the soil is dry several inches down)

 

Lighting Notes:

Full Sun =  6-8 hours of direct sunlight
 
Part Shade = Filtered sunlight or direct sun for only a few hours
 
Shade:  Bright light but no direct sunlight

Gymnocalycium andreae

Origin:  Argentina

Light:  Part Shade

Water:  Moderate

 

 

 

 

Gymnocalycium baldianum

Dwarf Chin

Origin:  Argentina

Light:  Part Shade

Water:  Moderate

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gymnocalycium bruchii 

Origin:  Argentina

Light:  Full Sun

Water:  Moderate



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Gymnocalycium bruchii is a clustering cactus delicate pink blooms in early Summer.

Give this plant full sun and water during the growing season.  The offsets can be picked off easily to start new plantings as they are only lightly attached.

 

Gymnocalycium horstii

Origin:  Uruguay/ Argentina

Light:  Part Shade

Water:  Moderate





Gymnocalycium mesopotamicum

Origin:  Argentina

Light:  Full Sun 

Water:  Moderate ________________________________

This beauty from Argentina is a globular cacti with spines curving back towards the body making this cactus easy to handle without the aid of gloves.  Plants usually offset over time.

A profusion of white flowers comes with the onset of Summer followed by large club shaped fruits.

 







Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

Origin:  Paraguay

Light:  Part Shade

Water:  Moderate












Gymnocalycium saglionis

Giant Chin Cactus

Origin:  Argentina

Light:  Full Sun

Water:  Moderate