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Gymnocalycium pflanzii albipulpa

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Like most cultivars of this genus, Gymnocalycium pflanzii albipulpafeatures a globose stem with uniquely rounded ribs, from which curved spines emerge from wooly white areoles. What makes this variety stand out, however, is its intense coloration – deep hues of purple with hints of olive green set this cactus apart, while the spines can include tones of black, orange, and cream in a gradient from top to bottom. Though it reaches only a few inches tall and wide at maturity, Gymnocalycium pflanzii albipulpamore than makes up for its diminutive size, packing a contrasting punch on any sunny windowsill or within any container arrangement.

Though bright sun will ensure the best coloration on this stunning variety, be sure to provide Gymnocalycium pflanzii albipulpaadequate time to acclimate to full sunlight, to avoid sunburn on the stem. The extra effort will be more than worth it when the plant comes into bloom, as the large blooms are copious and sport cream petals with brightly purple and magenta throats!

Like all cacti, it is critical not to subject this variety to ‘wet feet,’ so take care to water thoroughly but infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out in between drinks. A porous soil mixture within a well-draining pot will further shield the plant from issues such as rot, as will ample airflow around the stem and soil surface. During the winter months, do not allow Gymnocalycium pflanzii albipulpa to be subjected to freezing temperatures, which could otherwise cause permanent damage.

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