Gymnocalycium is commonly called chin cactus. It is a genus of about 70 South American species of cactus. Gymnocalycium are easy 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. Gymnocalycium alboareolatum is a globular cactus from Argentina. Spines grow as areoles on the end of tubercles. Flowers are light pink.

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It requires moist air.

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It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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