- Botanical name: Gymnocalycium monvillei
- Common name: Chin cactus
- Family: Cactaceae
- Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, House plant, Evergreen
- Key features:
Gymnocalycium monvillei is a small, rounded, blue-green cactus with incurving spines and pale pink blooms that appear in spring and summer.
For best results, grow Gymnocalycium monvillei in a greenhouse or on a sunny windowsill. Water freely in summer and feed with a high potassium feed. Said to be hardy down to -5°C, but must be kept dry in winter to ensure survival.
Protect from the hottest summer sun, especially if grown under glass, to avoid sun scorch and stunted growth.
How to grow Gymnocalycium monvillei
South facing, west facing
- Sun exposure: Dappled shade
- Hardiness: Frost hardy
- Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy
Gymnocalycium monvillei and wildlife
Gymnocalycium monvillei has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.
Is Gymnocalycium monvillei poisonous?
Gymnocalycium monvillei has no toxic effects reported.
No reported toxicity to Birds
No reported toxicity to Cats
No reported toxicity to Dogs
No reported toxicity to Horses
No reported toxicity to Livestock
No reported toxicity to People