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Gymnocalycium horstii
Scientific Name: Gymnocalycium horstii Buining
Family: Cactaceae
Gymnocalycium  horstii Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 28F (-2C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Uruguay, East Paraguay, South Brasilia and Northeast Argentina

Growth Habits: Solitary green ball, slowly clustering as they age, up to 8 inches in diameter (20 cm)

Watering Needs: Summer grower, water regularly in summer, keep rather dry in winter


The genus name "gymnocalycium" comes from the Greek for "naked calyx" referring to the flower buds bearing no hair or spines.

Gymnocalycium  horstii

Gymnocalycium  horstii

Blooming Habits:
Pale pink to pink flower.

Fruiting Habits:

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