Latin name: Acanthocalycium violaceum
Plant group:
Cacti
Plant family:
Trichocereae
Climate:
Subtropical dry low-savanna or steppe climate
Minimal temperature: °C (°F)
Optimal temperature: 28-30°C (82-86°F)
Recommended place:
bright
sunny
Soil:
cactus soil
Plant form:
roundish
Flower color:
red-violet
Repotting: every 36 months (3 years)
Rarity: yes
Pests:
Root nematode (Heterodera spp.)
Privet mite (Brevipalpus obovatus)
Woolly schield louse (Pseudococcidae)
Diseases:
Basal rot (Sclerotium cacticola)
Fire Blight  (Erwinia)
Bacterial wilt (Pseudomonas)
Bacterial diseases ()
Fungal wilt (Verticillium)
Yellow fungus (Fusarium oxysporum)
Origin country:
Argentina
Origin zone:
Origin territory:
South America
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