Gymnocalycium is commonly called chin cactus. It is a genus of about 70 South American species of cactus. Gymnocalycium are eay 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. G. cardenasianum is a solitary, slow growing cactus, densely covered with very tough twisted spines. It has a grey green stem, compact and globular up to 15cm wide and 10 cm tall in cultivation.

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It requires moist air.

Pests and Diseases:

It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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