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Gymnocalycium sp., Chin Cactus
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii f. variegata, grafted

Gymnocalycium sp.

Chin Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: South America
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterRed, crimson, vinous flowersWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersThorny or spiny

This small size and relatively easy care requirements make this genus very popular in cultivation. Among the most popular is the red-flowered, G. baldianum and the unusually colored G. mihanovichii. The latter of these is even more popular as a grafted mutation of either variegated or chlorophyll-lacking, bright red plants incapable of surviving on their own roots.

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