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Gymnocalycium Damsii

 

Gymnocalycium Damsii

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. damsii is a very easy to grow and very free-flowering cactus, it may be solitary or freely offsetting. It produces pinkish/white flowers almost continuously during the year.

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plant Features
  • Gymnocalycium Damsii likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Gymnocalycium Damsii likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Gymnocalycium Damsii is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Gymnocalycium Damsii likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Gymnocalycium Damsii

Latin name

Gymnocalycium Damsii

type

Evergreens

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Gymnocalycium Damsii likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Gymnocalycium Damsii is not frost hardy

    Not Frost hardy

  • Soil

    Gymnocalycium Damsii likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Gymnocalycium Damsii 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 Gymnocalycium Damsii is 0.03meters x 0.02meters 0.03 M 0.02 M

Gymnocalycium Damsii

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. damsii is a very easy to grow and very free-flowering cactus, it may be solitary or freely offsetting. It produces pinkish/white flowers almost continuously during the year.


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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