- Lighting Gymnocalycium anisitsii does not need hot summer sun to grow well. Places with morning or evening sun are welcome. During summer it can be placed part shaded outside. In its natural habitat this cactus can be found between shrubs which shade it.
- Soil Cacti mixes with compost and sand can be used. For example, 2 parts potting soil and 1 to 2 parts sand or with 1 part sand and 1 part clay granules.
- Watering Let the soil dry or nearly dry between the waterings. Water sparingly during winter.
- Feeding Every 4th to 8th week if Gymnocalycium anisitsii is in active growth with cacti liquid fertilizer or a standard liquid fertilizer at half strength. New bought or recently repotted plants don’t need to be fed for the first year.
- Temperature Gymnocalycium anisitsii does best with a winter rest period 10 to 15 °C (50 to 59 °F). Minimum temperature is 5 °C (41 °F).
- Propagation Seeds or offsets.
For showing its beautiful white or pink flowers the Chin Cactus needs a temperate winter rest period at about 10 °C (50 °F).
Gymnocalycium anisitsii with G. baldianum.
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- Common name(s)
Gymnocalycium species are sometimes called Chin Cactus
Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay
Up to 10 cm in height, 8 to 15 cm in diameter
No but not edible