3.5” GYMNOCALYCIUM ANISITSII
USDA Zones 9b-11b
This globular cactus grows up to 4” tall & 6” in diameter. It’s spines are a brownish yellow & can grow up to 2.5” long! When this Gymnocalycium blooms, it’s flowers are beautiful, funnel shaped, & white. Not enough sun can prevent the cactus from blooming. This cactus produces tons babies extremely quickly & new plants can be propagated easily!
This cactus likes places with morning or evening sun & partial shade during the day. During summer it can be placed part shaded outside. In its natural habitat this cactus can be found between shrubs which shade it. Indoors, place it further inside the room, instead of directly in a window.
You will receive a 3.5-4" cactus bare root. Your plant will be similar to the size in the picture listed in the 3.5” pot. The pictures of the cactus in the gallon size pot are there to show you what a year old Gymnocalycium anisitsii cactus looks like!
You will receive this plant bare root without a pot.
MAINTENANCE IS EASY!
- Plant in a pot with a drainage hole & well drained soil.
- Water thoroughly once every 1.5 - 2 weeks (or when soil is bone dry) until you can see water fall through your pot’s drainage hole.
- Place in area with high indirect, low direct light, or light shade.
LET’S BREAK THIS DOWN —
PLANTING YOUR SUCCULENT
In order for your succulent to thrive, you will need to plant in a pot with a drainage hole & well drained soil. Here at Horticult, we start our containers with approximately 1-2” of PermaTill (a small, expanded slate gravel; depending on size of container). If you don’t have PermaTill, any type of small pebble will work! Fill the rest of the pot with regular potting soil or a cactus mix. Once you’ve planted your succulent, you may then use the same gravel you used at the bottom of the pot to spread around the top of the pot for a decorative element. This top gravel will also weigh down the soil, so when you water your plants the soil will not spill over the top.
This Gymnocalycium is a succulent. By definition, succulents are plants that store water in their leaves. The water gets to the leaves through the roots. This is why it’s important to saturate your plant when watering. The water must get to the roots, so the roots can suck up the water to the leaves! With that being said, it is extremely important your soil be allowed to dry. If a succulent’s roots are sitting in standing water it will first bring too much water to the leaves, which will cause them to become soggy & fall off, & then cause root rot, eventually leading to your plant’s demise! While this sounds awful & is ultimately detrimental, it is easily avoided! Wait until your soil is bone dry before watering again :) Easy peezy!
This succulent needs high indirect, low direct light, or light shade. If you’re planting this in an indoor container, it will do fine near a window or further inside your room (on a dining room table, etc.). While it can handle light shade, not enough sun can prevent the cactus from blooming.