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emch

Gardening in mostly deep shade in Zone 6. My passion is adding more native plants to my landscape & clearing out the foreign invasives.

Gymnocalycium

  • Season Icon Early WinterEarly Winter 2020
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emch

This was just labeled "epic Gymno" with no further ID. Can anyone name the exact variety of this #ottoman cactus because I NEED ONE # plantid

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emch

Tell me the truth @beatnikcrab ! Do you think this could be a mutant Sider cactus with 6 sections instead of 5?

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beatnikcrab

Haha, I tried to ID this guy when you first posted the photo and couldn't find an obvious answer, so I didn't say anything. Yes, I think that's possible. It looks like the other heads may have only 5 segments, so it could be an anomaly. I found a few examples of 6-segmented ones online, so I guess it's a thing. https://kylesplants.com/products/gymnocalycium-horstii-6-rib-form Same way that Bishop's Cap cacti have a 4- and even 3-sided form. 🤷🏻‍♀️

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emch

So I guess I already have 2 of these and may not need to rush out and buy another LOL

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