How to grow Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

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

Stem color green but in the moon cultivars can be: red, purple, yellow, orange, the stem round

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii flower

Flower color pink the flower multi-petals

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Requirements for Gymnocalycium mihanovichii 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 but for the Moon cactus need prun the base of the graft need to without new stems

Size of the plant:
1-15 cm (1-6 inches), in moon cactus if the base of the graft depend what you choose to use

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / 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
Pink multi-petals flowers

Scientific name:

Gymnocalycium mihanovichii

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