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Acanthocalycium spiniflorum is a cactus species that is blooming during all Spring and Summer
Acanthocalycium spiniflorum (K. Schumann) Backeberg 1935
Origin: Argentina (Cordoba)
Synonyms: Echinocatus spiniflorum K. Schumann 1903; Echinopsis spiniflora (K. Schumann) A. Berger 1929; Acanthocalycium klimpelianum; Echinopsis violacea Werdermann 1931; Acanthocalycium violaceum (Werdermann) Backeberg 1935; Lobivia spiniflora; Acanthocalycium spiniflorum (K.Schum.) Backeb.forma violaceum (Werderm.) Donald
This nice plant from Argentina is a long time favorite among collectors. Easy in culture and ready blooming plant, it produces it's pink flowers reliably over the summer.
Prickly Acanthocalycium spiniflorum have long, curved grayish-pink or grayish-honey-colored spines, flowers range from pink to white (
Acanthocalycium spiniflorum is a nice cactus plant for sale Is favorite among collectors. Easy in culture and ready to bloom from spring to the late summer Acanthocalycium spiniflorum opens 5-10 big lilac flowers at a time (4 cm to 7.5 cm in diameter).
blooming at around 6cm in diameter.
This species is easy in culture cactus and usually recommended for beginners.
Acanthocalycium spiniflorum is a nice free-flowering species from Argentina mountains. It repeatedly blooms all summer long, often with more than 10 flowers open per time.This species is easy in culture and usually recommended for beginners.
Description: Solitary to slowly clumping
to elongate up to
Ribs: Numerous 16 to 20 acute;
Areoles: each areola includes 5 to 10 spikes radial brown more or less dark, usually central pin circle one longer.
Spines: 10 to 20 per areole, dense, thin, long, curved grayish-pink or grayish-honey-colored.
spiniflorus flowers range from pink to white (
Bloom time:.late spring to end of summer
Sun Exposure: Full Sun. Need a very bright exposure, full sun is indispensable to keep plant compact with strong spines.
Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA Zone 9b - USDA Zone 11
Frost Tolerance: It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to -12° C or less for very short periods).
Heat Tolerance: Ideal temperature 24-
Soil pH requirements: 6.1 to 7.8. It needs good drainage and very porous substrate. Draining a mixture vermiculite, sand and compost suits him very well.
Watering Needs: Water regularly in summer (but do not over-water ). Wait for the well draining soil mixture to be rather dry before watering again. Keep rather dry in winter.
Cultivation: It is a summer grower species that offers no cultivation difficulties. Water regularly in summer (but do not over water) needs good drainage and very porous, keep rather dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer. It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to -12° C or less) Need a very bright exposure, full sun is indispensable to keep plant compact with strong spines.
Propagation: Direct sow after last frost as it seldom produces offsets.