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Acanthocalycium Peitscherianum

Acanthocalycium Peitscherianum


The Acanthocalycium Peitscherianum grows slowly and generally solitary. The stem is globular in shape, sometimes a little crushed, with ribs in number from 17 to 20 of acute form. The spines that pop up on elliptical areolas can be quite variable, especially the length of the spines, depending on the distribution area. There can be from 1 to 4 central spines, while they can have from 6 to 10 radial spines, a little shorter than the central spines.The flowers, generally white, can also be a light pastel pink or a brighter pink and can reach 4 or more cm in diameter.


Acanthocalycium plants have moderate watering needs and need watering every three to four days in the summer. However, make sure not to overwater as it can damage the roots. In the winter time, reduce watering to once a week or longer. Again, avoid overwatering.


Acanthocalycium need very bright and airy exposure, full sun is indispensable to keep plant compact with strong spines.


* Picture and information intended only as a guide.  Size and colours of plants will vary, not any 1 plant is exactly the same and minor variations will occur.


** All plants will be posted bare rooted.


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