How to grow Gymnocalycium cordobense

Gymnocalycium cordobense growing cactus of the genus Gymnocalycium, also known as Chin cactus, Gymnocalycium cordobense perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 9-11.

Stem color green and can be: pink, brown, orange purple or multicolor, the stem round.

Gymnocalycium cordobense flower

Flower color white or pink the flower multi-petals

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Requirements for Gymnocalycium cordobense growing and care:

Well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
Yes (for the colored plants need to graft on regular cactus)

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can’t grow without the base of the graft

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
No special requirements

Size of the plant:
1-15 cm (1-6 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Half Shade / Full Shade

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
White or Pink multi-petals flowers

Scientific name:

Gymnocalycium cordobense

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