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Gymnocalycium saglionis Giant Chin Cactus


This is by far the biggest among the Gymnocalyciums, can grow to 90 cm tall!

Description: Solitary barrel cactus, up to 12 inches in diameter (30 cm), slowly up to 3 feet tall (90 cm). This is the giant among the Chin Cactus. Its size makes it an asset for landscaping in area with a moderate climate. It is also occasionally misspelled 'saglione'.

The 5 years seedling of G. saglionis

 

Gymnocalycium saglionis Giant Chin Cactus 9 cm in diameter $5.00

 

 

This is by far the biggest among the Gymnocalyciums, can grow to 90 cm tall!

Solitary barrel cactus, up to 12 inches
 in diameter (30 cm), slowly up to 3 feet tall (90 cm).
This is the giant among the Chin Cactus. Its size
 makes it an asset for landscaping in area with a
moderate climate.
 

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Family: Cactaseae

Scientific Name: Gymnocalycium saglionis (saglione) (Cels) Britton & Rose 1922

Common Name(s): Giant Chin Cactus 

Origin: Argentina

Conservation Status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Etymology: Gymnocalycium - Greek words Gymnos meaning naked and Kalyx meaning bud. Saglionis - For the Frenchman who was first to grow this plant in Europe.

Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA: 9b-11

Description: Solitary barrel cactus, up to 12 inches in diameter (30 cm), slowly up to 3 feet tall (90 cm). This is the giant among the Chin Cactus. Its size makes it an asset for landscaping in area with a moderate climate. It is also occasionally misspelled 'saglione'.
Stem: Dull-green or blue-green, Almost cylindrical more or les flattened up to 30 (40) cm in diameter, slowly up to 90 cm tall.

Ribs: 10-30

Spines: 3-4cm long, yellowish-brown , reddish or black becoming grey with time which contrast well against the green body, 1-3 centrals and 10-15 radials bent against the stem.

Flowers: Pale pinkish white, with reddish throat up to 3-4 cm long, 2-3 cm in diameter, with a very short flower’s tube. The
flowers have a hard time coming through the dense mass of spines.

Blooming time: Appearing repetitively during the growing season. ..

Fruits: red, globular.

Sun Exposure: Full sun

 Water Needs: Little water when established

 Cultivation: Keep this plant almost dry in winter at a minimum temperature of 0°C, prefer a low pH  compost otherwise growth will stop altogether. The plant tolerate extremely bright situations  but are likely to suffer from sun scorch or stunted growth if over exposed to direct sunlight during the hottest part of the day in summer.  Since they are big sized plants need plenty of space for their roots, repotting should be done every other year or when the plant has outgrown its pot.

This species makes a great landscape cactus in moderate climates

Min Temperature 50°F (10°C)

Frost Tolerance: 20°F (-7°C)

Propagation Methods: Seeds (It don't produces offsets)

Seed Collecting: Permit fruit to ripen, fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds