Gymnocalycium baldianum 25 Seeds - Dwarf Chin Cactus

Regular price $6.89

Shipping calculated at checkout.

Gymnocalycium baldianum, commonly called the dwarf chin cactus or the spider cactus, is a species of cacti native to the ​​Catamarca Province in Argentina. G. baldianum are usually solitary plants with a flat to globular stem measuring 5 inches in diameter at maturity. They range in color from blue-green, gray-brow, to almost black depending on individual genetics and light exposure. Gymnocalycium baldianum have 5 to 7 radial spines protruding from areoles at the end of tubricals. They have flowers 1.5 inches long and 1.5 inches wide that are typically a purple-red, but can also be orange, pink, or white. The genus Gymnocalycium is Greek for “naked calyx” in reference to the flower buds lacking spines or hairs. Gymnocalycium baldianum are hardy to zones 8b to 10b.

Sow the Gymnocalycium baldianum seeds on the surface of a well draining potting mix, mist the seeds with a spray bottle, and cover the soil with plastic wrap or a plastic bag to retain humidity. Keep the soil moist, but not soaking wet, and keep between 70°F and 80°F for best results. Once germinated, slowly uncover over several days to acclimate the seedlings to the ambient humidity. Germination typically takes 1 to 6 weeks to occur. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



All packages will be shipped with basic customs information such as; HS codes, VAT numbers, and properly labeled contents. Unfortunately, The Garden of Set is unable to provide phytosanitary certificates for orders at this time. It is the buyer’s responsibility to know local laws regarding the import of plants, seeds, and plant products into their country. It is also up to the buyer to provide any other customs forms or information required to import plants into their country. If packages get stopped by customs, The Garden of Set will not be able to provide a refund for the purchase. Most of the time packages make it to their destinations just fine, this is for the small minority of packages that get stopped without having all the proper customs information required by the country of import. Purchase at your own discretion.