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Gymnocalycium schickendantzii
Scientific Name: Gymnocalycium schickendantzii (FAC Weber) Britton & Rose
Synonym: Echinocactus schickendantzii, Gymnocalycium antherostele, Gymnocalycium michoga, Gymnocalycium pungens
Family: Cactaceae
Gymnocalycium  schickendantzii
Gymnocalycium schickendantzii at Kuentz Nursery in early June
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10F (-12C) when dormant

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Northwestern Argentina Cordoba / La Rioja

Growth Habits: Solitary globular to columnar cactus, up to 4 inches in diameter (10 cm)

Watering Needs: Summer grower, water regularly in summer, keep rather dry in winter

Propagation: Seeds

Similar to Gymnocalycium saglionis, it has 7 to 16 ribs. The elongated areoles have 5 to 7 greyish, flattened, recurved, radial only spines.

Gymnocalycium  schickendantzii

Blooming Habits:
Whitish to reddish flower, up to 2 inches long (5 cm), funnel shaped. The stigma has 12 yellowish lobes.

Fruiting Habits:

Cacti: The Illustrated Dictionary

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