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. saglionis is by far the biggest among the Gymnocalyciums. It is a dull-green, solitary barrel cactus which can grow to 90 cm tall.

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It requires moist air.

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It has no serious pest or disease problems.

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