Acanthocalycium glaucum


Acanthocalycium glaucum is a flat, globular to shortly elongated solitary cactus. At full maturity, it can reach heights up to 15 cm tall, 8 cm in diameter. It has 8-14 rounded ribs; covered by a protective blue-grey layer of pruina.

This cactus has between 5 to 10 radial spines. The spines are dark with a clear base up to 2.5 cm long. Depending on the specimen, it may also have central spines (occasionally 1 or 2).

Like all cacti, this plant does flower. This species produces beautiful, yellow or red flowers during the summer months. Its fruit is dark green, globose and approximately 2 cm in diameter.

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Plant Details
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Ideal Light Conditions: 
Partial shade to sun
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer, drier in winter
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Latin Name: 
Acanthocalycium glaucum


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