Five-Spine Rating -
Yes - small container size plant. This variety will occupy a small flower pot comfortably and remain a manageable sized house plant.
Yes - tolerates low light levels. This variety will do well as a houseplant in locations with short periods of direct sun and some indirect or filtered light.
Yes - does well with cool winter time temperatures. This variety will tolerate temperatures down below 50 °F. if the roots are kept dry, and will do very well in a home with energy saving thermostat setting.
Yes - easy care root system. This variety stores water in the parts of the plant which are above the soil leaving the root system small enough to fit into a proportionally sized flower pot.
Yes - flowers easily as a house plant. This variety is likely to flower as a house plant, but results will depend on a variety of growing conditions.
Potential living space should have generous sunlight, but long exposures to the full force of sunlight need to be avoided. This plant will do well on plenty of filtered light, because too much intense sun can damage the skin. This species will survive brief exposures to freezing conditions, but will need the temperatures to remain above 25 °F. If this variety is to be set outdoors during the growing season it needs to be in a location with filtered sun with only a few hours of direct sun, and will tolerate lots of rain.
Gymnocalycium saglionis is sometime called, "Giant Chin Cactus" which is its common name.
Gymnocalycium saglionis remains a single stem plant and is perhaps the largest growing cactus in the generic. Very old plants can grow about a foot across and a few feet tall.
plant propagation origin,
Plants make seeds and plants are grown from seeds by windowsillcactus.com.
Purchase price includes a bare-root Gymnocalycium saglionis plant.
Seeds are available on Gymnocalycium saglionis seeds page.
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