Cactus plants to grow - Gymnocalycium neuhuberi

Gymnocalycium neuhuberi

Chin cactus

  • Botanical name: Gymnocalycium neuhuberi
  • Common name: Chin cactus
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, House plant, Evergreen
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Gymnocalycium neuhuberi is a rounded, blue-green cactus. It has slightly curved spines that are a rich amber colour when young, before fading to cream. It produces scented, fuchsia-coloured flowers in the summer months.


Gymnocalycium neuhuberi is very easy to grow on a sunny windowsill or greenhouse. Water freely in summer and feed with a high potassium feed.

How to grow Gymnocalycium Neuhuberi

  • Plant size

    15cm height

    15cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Dappled shade, full sun
  • Hardiness: Tender
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Gymnocalycium Neuhuberi and wildlife

Gymnocalycium neuhuberi has no particular known value to wildlife in the UK.

Is Gymnocalycium Neuhuberi poisonous?

Gymnocalycium neuhuberi has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

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

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