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Gymnocalycium horstii ssp. 'Spider Cactus'

Gymnocalycium horstii ssp. 'Spider Cactus'

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Gymnocalycium horstii ssp. 'Spider Cactus' is a large and distinctive cactus with a green, ball-shaped body and minimal spines. It is typically found as a solitary plant, but may slowly form clusters over time. There are two recognized subspecies of this cactus: the nominate form and subsp. buenekeri (previously considered a separate species). More research is needed to determine if the latter should be elevated to its own species again. The stem of this cactus is smooth, shiny, and globoid, growing up to 20-25 cm in diameter. The ribs are rounded and somewhat acute, measuring 5-6 cm in width and deeply furrowed. The spines are sparse, usually only five in number and pointing in various directions. They are yellowish white, straight or slightly curved, and can reach up to 3 cm in length. 

Please Note: Plant will ship bare root with little to no dirt, and you will receive a plant similar to the one in the photo. It is advised to handle this plant with caution and use gloves or tongs as it is covered in spines.

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