Maihueniopsis subterranea subs. pulcherrima

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Size 5.5" pot

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This is a small, intriguing cactus native to high elevations in Bolivia. It features tuberous roots that remain partially buried, typically exposing about 1 cm above ground in its natural habitat. This species exhibits prolific growth compared to its counterparts, forming dense clumps of over 100 heads with slender, green stems.

During its blooming season, which showcases vibrant violet flowers measuring 4-6 cm across. To thrive, it requires a cool winter rest period, crucial for both flower production and overall health. This mountain cactus is cold-hardy when kept dry and benefits from being placed in a cool environment during dormancy.

Cultivation demands deep pots and a well-draining mineral potting mix to accommodate its elongated, fat taproot. While it thrives in full sun and requires sufficient water during its growing period, it is susceptible to overwatering. With its unique adaptation to high-altitude environments and striking floral display, this cactus species offers both beauty and resilience to enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Light Level

Full Sun

Water

Let dry before watering again - water deeply, Reduce water in winter

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