Giant Chin Cactus (Gymnocalycium saglionis)

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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Oct 6, 2019 1:32 PM

Flattened globose cactus to 12 inches or so with pale pink or white flowers. Stem is green or blue-green and solitary with 10-30+ ribs and raised, rounded tubercles. Spines emerge brownish, reddish or blackish and fade to gray. 1-3 straight central spines, 10-15 curved radial spines clasping the stem. From northern Argentina. Two former subpecies (the type and tilcarense, from a limited area near Tilcara) have been reduced to synonymy with the species.

This is a very large plant for the genus and relatively common in cultivation. The spines are attractive and mature plants look great in bloom. Provide ample space and good drainage in containers.

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Why are they called "chin cacti" anyway. by skopjecollection Dec 1, 2018 2:38 PM 1
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