Gymnocalycium Friedrichii is best known to be a beautiful looking cacti. As the plant matures you can expect it to reach up to around 10 cm (4″) tall. The plant main feature is the often green to red looking stem. When the cacti produces floweres expect them to be light pink
Care and Propagation Information
Gymnocalycium Friedrichii can be quite beautiful when it is well-taken care off. This succulent type needs typical watering as the other succulents. The watering method is very important to keep your Friedrichii 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 Gymnocalycium Friedrichii
This succulent type is an interesting cactus one that is easy to grow. It is a nice addition to your outside garden!
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- Prefers full sun
- Can be grown outdoor
- Grows 30 cm (12″) tall
- Grows up to 60 cm (24″) wide
- Can die easily if overwatered see: How to Water Succulent Plants
- Does not handle cold well
- Prefers Zone 9a-11b -6.7 °C (20 F)
- Best propagated by seeds
- Flowers are pink
Where to Plant
Gymnocalycium Friedrichii 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 9a-11b which is around -6.7 °C (20 °F). If you live in a cold area, it is better to plant Friedrichii in an indoor environment. As long as it gets enough sunlight, the plant will grow happily.
How to Propagate Gymnocalycium Friedrichii
Friedrichii 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 Gymnocalycium Friedrichii Using Seeds
This succulent type 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.
Origin and Habitat
Friedrichii is native to from South to North-Western Paraguay.