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Acanthocalycium spiniflorum Rare cactus plant Cactus for sale

 Acanthocalycium spiniflorum (K. Schumann) Backeberg 1935

Etymology: The taxon name comes from Greek akantha (meaning prickly) andkalyx (meaning buds), which refers to the spines on the floral tubes.

Origin: Argentina (Cordoba)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms: Echinocatus spiniflorum K. Schumann 1903; Echinopsis spiniflora (K. Schumann) A. Berger 1929; Acanthocalycium klimpelianum; Echinopsis violacea Werdermann 1931; Acanthocalycium violaceum (Werdermann) Backeberg 1935; Lobivia spiniflora; Acanthocalycium spiniflorum (K.Schum.) Backeb.forma violaceum (Werderm.) Donald


The form 'violaceflorus has lilac flowers. It starts blooming when it riches the size at around Ø6 cm Acanthocalycium spiniflorum is a nice free-flowering species from Argentina mountains It repeatedly blooms all summer long, often with more then 10 flowers open per time.

This species is easy in culture and usually recommended for beginners.

Prickly Acanthocalycium spiniflorum. North Cordoba Argentina

Pinkish huge flowers. Very nice plant.


 Acanthocalycium spiniflorum is a long time favorite among collectors. Easy in culture and ready blooming plant, it produces it's pink flowers reliably over the summer. Attractive spines make it an interesting cactus.

Acanthocalycium spiniflorum form violaciflorus

 

This nice plant from Argentina is a long time favorite among collectors. Easy in culture and ready blooming plant, it produces it's pink flowers reliably over the summer.

This plant is Ø10 cm for $9.50