Gymnocalycium horstii subsp. buenekeri
A spherical cactus with shiny green rounds ribs, five spine areoles sitting flat in a star-shaped way and large cream to pale pink funnel shaped flowers in summer.
Ultimate height0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height2–5 years
Ultimate spread0.1–0.5 metres
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
East–facing or South–facing or West–facing
- Native to the UK
- Clump forming
- Potentially harmful
- Handle with care due to prickly spines. Wear gloves and other protective equipment when handling
Gymnocalycium can be spherical or cylindrical cacti, with ribs divided into rounded, spiny tubercles, and funnel-shaped flowers in early summer
- Name status
- Plant range
How to grow
Will grow well in a porous potting mix in the ground or a container avoiding waterlogging.
Propagate from seed.
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- City and courtyard gardens
- Gravel garden
- Patio and container plants
- Low Maintenance
- Conservatory and greenhouse
No pruning required
May be susceptible to root rot.
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