Gymnocalycium quehlianum

This compact cactus has dramatic white flowers with a dark burgundy centre in springtime. It has short, thick, white spines.

Common Names: Rose Plaid Cactus

Height and diameter: Grows to about 5cm tall, 5 -8cm diameter

Light: Full sun.

Water: Requires well-drained soil, and only moderate watering. The soil should be allowed to dry between watering, rather than kept perpetually damp.

Flowers: Produces small cream-coloured flowers in spring.

Propagation: By removing and replanting offsets.

Care: Very low-maintenance plant in suitable growing conditions. Keep in well-draining soil, and protect from frosty conditions.


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