Dwarf Chin Cactus (Gymnocalycium baldianum)
Gymnocalycium baldianum, the spider-cactus or dwarf chin cactus, is a species of flowering plant in the cactus family Cactaceae, native to the Catamarca Province in Argentina.
It produces stunning orange, purple-red, or white flowers that are about 1.5 inches or 4 to 6 cm in diameter. This plant flowers freely in the spring and summer months.
Yes, while most cacti plants aren't poisonous to your pet, the chemical composition of the cacti sap can cause gastrointestinal ailments to your little friends. Plant has spines; use extreme caution when handling. Stems may be cut an regrown.
It produces stunning magenta, orange, purple-red, or white flowers that are about 1.5 inches or 4 to 6 cm in diameter. This plant flowers freely in the spring and summer months.
Common Names include:
Spider cactus or dwarf chin cactus
Size (Can grow to)
Slow growing. It usually grows up to 7.5cm to 10cm tall and consists of unbranched, flattened, spherical stem. It consists of 9 or 11 wide ribs with 5 to 7 radial spines that are light grey in colour
Sold in 7cm gardeners pots.
Full sun or partially shaded. Best under protected partially shaded positions outdoors. Indoors only in sunny positions otherwise they will lose their nice shape in growth. Flowers only appear on older specimens. Frost tolerant.
Low. Requires good draining succulent soil. Can be watered all year long, however if kept indoors allow soil to completely dry out between watering. When fertilising, it is recommended that 25% of the suggested dosage is used during growing months (spring and summer).