Acanthocalycium ferrarii

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Balloon stems, or depressed, green or grayish green. Radial spines: 9, in 4 pairs and one inferior; Centrals: 1 to 4, all thick, subulated, 1.5 to 2cm, brown or yellowish with reddish tips. Flowers 5.5cm long and 5cm in diameter, red, orange, yellow or intermediate tones.
This species lives in a different climate than Acanthocalycium thionanthum, from areas near lower altitude. Their stems are depressed or globose, never cylindrical as in Acanthocalycium thionanthum, and not as grayish.


The lowest temperature (ºC) supported by this cactus is on average:: -12

No or little water during winter.

Por semillas.

Arañas rojas, ácaros, cochinilla algodonosa, escalas.

Mezcla de cactus estándar y muy poroso.


Similar Species

Echinopsis thionantha
Echinopsis thionantha
Scientific name:
Acanthocalycium ferrarii
Acanthocalycium variiflorum.
Norte de Santa María, Tucumán, Argentina. A 3500 msnm.
Natural Habitat:
About 10km west of Quilmes, in Tucumán and on the opposite slope of the same valley (Amaicha del Valle), Argentina.


Fotografía tomada por Marimar

Fotografía tomada por Marimar

Fotografía tomada por Marimar

There are 3 Acanthocalycium ferrarii in the collections:
Collecion de Avonia Collecion de Marimar Collecion de cardon7