|The Acanthocalycyum peitscherianum, originates at the altitude of 1000 m. in the province of Cordoba, San Luis in Argentina.|
SINONINI DI ACANTHOCALYCYUM PEITSCHERIANUM:
ACANTHOCALYCIUM PEITSCHERIANUM (BACKEBERG IN BACKEBERG ET KNUTH): HIGHER CHARACTERISTICS.
The Acanthocalycium peitscherianum grows slowly and generally solitary. The stem is globular in shape, sometimes a little crushed, with ribs in number from 17 to 20 of acute form.
The spines that pop up on elliptical areolas can be quite variable, especially the length of the spines, depending on the distribution area. There can be from 1 to 4 central spines, while they can have from 6 to 10 radial spines, a little shorter than the central spines.
The flowers, generally white, can also be a light pastel pink or a brighter pink and can reach 4 or more cm. in diameter.
Cultivation: cultivation is quite easy, it must be planted in a porous and well drained soil, located in an airy position and in full sun which will help the plant maintain a compact shape and resistant thorns.
Watering must be regular in summer, with the addition of fertilizer, rich in microelements and high percentage of potassium, every 15/20 days; suspended in the cold season.
This plant, if kept dry in winter also withstands temperatures -10 / -15 ° C.