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Gymnocalycium friedrichii - Chin Cactus

4" Nursery Pot

The Chin Cactus, known scientifically as Gymnocalycium friedrichii, is a captivating succulent that stands out with its distinctive ribbed structure and vibrant, often pink or purple-hued, spines. This compact cactus produces stunning, funnel-shaped flowers that can range from white to pink, adding a burst of color to your indoor or outdoor garden. Perfect for both novice and experienced gardeners, the Chin Cactus is a low-maintenance plant that brings a touch of desert charm to any space.

Ed's Plant Profile

  • Botanical Name:  Gymnocalycium friedrichii
  • Common Name(s): Chin Cactus
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Native Range: Mexico 

Ed's Care Guide

  • Care Level: Easy
  • Light: Prefers bright light
  • Water: Water when soil is fully dry. Avoid overwatering 
  • Humidity: Average
  • Temperature: 60-70F
  • Pruning: Usually unnecessary 
  • Feeding: Cactus fertilizer during the Summer
  • Propagation: Cuttings
  • Growth: Upright, clumping
  • Pests: Uncommon
  • Toxicity: Non-toxic to humans to pets but it’ll prick you!

To keep your Chin Cactus thriving, place it in a location with bright, indirect light, as it mimics its natural habitat. Ensure the soil is well-draining to prevent waterlogging, and water sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. During the growing season, a balanced cactus fertilizer can be applied to encourage robust growth and flowering, making your Chin Cactus a resilient and beautiful addition to your plant collection.