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Gymnocalycium Bruchii

 

Chin Cactus Bruchii

Gymnocalycium is commonly called chin cactus. It is a genus of about 70 South American species of cactus. Gymnocalycium are eay plants to grow and will do well if potted on regularly every two or three years. Flowers are generally brightly coloured. Where temperatures fall below 10C, they must be cultivated under glass with heat. G. Bruchii is cold tolerant to -15°c. Flowers in spring with an unusual shading of lavender-white. Stems grow to 6cm in height and to 4cm in width.

 
plant Features
  • Chin Cactus Bruchii likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Chin Cactus Bruchii likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Chin Cactus Bruchii is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Chin Cactus Bruchii likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Chin Cactus Bruchii

Latin name

Gymnocalycium Bruchii

type

Cactus

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Chin Cactus Bruchii likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Chin Cactus Bruchii is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Chin Cactus Bruchii likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Chin Cactus Bruchii likes very little water

    Very little water

Plant & bloom calendar

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    Best time to plant

full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Chin Cactus Bruchii is 0.04meters x 0.06meters 0.04 M 0.06 M

Gymnocalycium Bruchii

Gymnocalycium is commonly called chin cactus. It is a genus of about 70 South American species of cactus. Gymnocalycium are eay plants to grow and will do well if potted on regularly every two or three years. Flowers are generally brightly coloured. Where temperatures fall below 10C, they must be cultivated under glass with heat. G. Bruchii is cold tolerant to -15°c. Flowers in spring with an unusual shading of lavender-white. Stems grow to 6cm in height and to 4cm in width.


Propogation

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Moon cactus propagation is achieved by removing the offsets, which are smaller versions of the parent plant growing from the base of the rootstock. These divide away easily and root readily in a cactus potting soil.

 

Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

The moon cactus is usually sold already grafted in a process that removes the bottom of the Hibotan and the top of the rootstock cactus. The two halves are set together at the cut ends and soon heal together. The life of the moon cactus can be extended by re-grafting it onto a fresh rootstock.

 
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