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Strombocactus disciformis Rare cactus plant

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All about Strombocactus disciformis                          Scientific name: Strombocactus disciformis (De Candole) Britton & Rose 

Etymology: The genus name "Strombocactusderives from the Greek word “strombos”  meaning ""fir cone, spinning top” treferring to the shape of the plantsand the word “cactus” (an old genus name)
( The 
genus name implies: "fir cone cactus "). 
The 
species name "disciformis" derives from the Latin adjectivedisciformis” which means “disk-shaped, circular, flat,”   ( The specific name implies: "disk shaped")

Origin: Mexico ( Quetaro, Hidalgo and Guanajuato )

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix I

Habitat: In nearly vertical limestone cliffs and slopes.

Strombocactus disciformis grows in central Mexico in shadow localities, often in crevices on vertical gypsum canyon-walls fulfilled with acidic soil. On the contrary the northernmost Strombocactus jarmilae grows on limestone and likes more alkaline soils and full sun exposures.

Common English Names: Top Cactus


Hardiness: USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F), USDA Zone 11:above°C (40 °F)

The plants are shown here was grafted when was 8 years old and reached 5 mm. 

This plants are from the same sowing as written above, but are grafted 9 months ago. They reached the size of 4 cm Buy it for $28
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There is extremely low amount of plants

 

Strombocactus disciformis Ø1.5 cm, grafted.  You can buy it for $10.50


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 Many Cactus lovers do not know that buying young or grafted rare cacti , they made a good investment. After 3-4 years of growing the value of cacti will increase twice. 

Strombocactus disciformis  is a superb slow-growing miniature plant from Mexico.
The cream 
blooms are freely produced throughout the summer

Strombocactus disciformis is a rare species of cacti and the only species of the genus Strombocactus   It is a rare geophytes, usually solitary.

Every real cactus fan have want to have Strombocactus disciformis in their collection because of its extreme rarity 

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 Strombocactus disciformis is a small rare cactus. The body is 3 to 8 cm high, reaching 20 cm in age, and 3 to 9 cm across. Propagation exclusively by seeds. But the seedlings are tiny and very slow growing. It takes one or two years to reach diameter of 1-2 mm!!! At this time they are very sensitive to illnesses.                                   Once they have reached 4 years old or more they are relatively easy to grow, the problem is getting them to 4 years old! Than they reach 2 cm of diameter in about 6/8 years, and require very careful watering. Plants need 8 to 10  years to reach the flowering size.

 

Strombocactus disciformis     before it was 1
 cm in diameter. Now it is Ø2.3 cm, grafted. It bloom now and will bloom during Summer and Autumn You can buy it for $15

The strong stock allow quickly reach the blooming. In this instant the value of the cactus grow also very quickly. The price after a month or two will increase because the the size of cactus will increase. Out of stock