Acanthocalycium Thionanthum

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Basic Info

Acanthocalycium Thionanthum is perhaps best known for its beautifully shaped spikes. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 10 cm (4″) tall. The plant is best known to have a green stem that is globular shaped. When the plant flowers you can expect yellow floweres.

Scientific Classification

Family: Thionanthum

Care and Propagation Information


Acanthocalycium Thionanthum can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care of. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Acanthocalycium healthy. It should not sit on the water, and an excess amount of water should be avoided. The best way of watering is soak and dry method this succulent. Yet, the succulent should be controlled to avoid overwatering.

General Care for Acanthocalycium Thionanthum

This succulent type is one that every succulent grower should have in their garden. When it blooms, you will enjoy yellow flowers. It is a nice addition to your outside garden!

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Where to Plant

Acanthocalycium Thionanthum succulents need strong light. When planting this succulent type in a garden, make sure it gets sunlight. Full to partial sun is the best for its growth. It is better to grow outdoor rather than indoor.

This type of succulent prefers a warm climate. It can survive at zone 8b which is around -12°C (25°F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Acanthocalycium Thionanthum in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.

How to Propagate Acanthocalycium Thionanthum

Acanthocalycium can be propagated by seeds. This succulent type does not require repotting often. Of course, the first-time repotting is essential when it is bought from the store.

Like all the other succulent types, a well-drained soil mixture is essential. If you want to know about well-drained soil mixtures, check How to Prepare Well-drained Soil for Succulent Plants.

How to Propagate Acanthocalycium Thionanthum Using Seeds

Acanthocalycium Thionanthum is a slow grower so even if it can be propagated by its seeds, this method is not recommended. To propagate from the seeds, plant the seeds in a well-draining soil mixture. This method can be used outdoors. In cooler areas, indoor propagating is recommended.