Blossfeldia liliputana

 In Blossfeldia

Synonyms:

Blossfeldia atroviridis
Blossfeldia atroviridis var. intermedia
Blossfeldia campaniflora
Blossfeldia cryptocarpa
Blossfeldia fechseri
Blossfeldia liliputana var. atroviridis
Blossfeldia liliputana var. caineana
Blossfeldia liliputana var. campaniflora
Blossfeldia liliputana var. fechseri
Blossfeldia liliputana var. formosa
Blossfeldia liliputana var. pedicellata
Blossfeldia minima
Blossfeldia pedicellata
Parodia liliputana

Habitat:

Blossfelda liliputana is native from South America, in particular its area of distribution is in North-East Argentina and Southern Bolivia, in the Andes, where it grows between 1200 and 3500 meters above sea level, into small cracks in the rocks.

Description:

Blossfeldia liliputana is the smallest succulent plant in the world. An adult specimen can reach the maximum dimension of 6-12 mm, and the flowers can be 6-15 mm long and their diameter is max 6 mm! This plant has the shape of a round bottom, dark green, with white points. This plant forms colonies inside the cracks in the rocks. Flowers develop from this “bottoms”. They are pink or white. Fruits are red, globous, hairy.

Cultivation:

Blossfeldia liliputiana is a tough plant. It can resist to a minimum temperature of 2ÂșC and it’s super-resistant also to drought. Don’t water it in winter. This tolerance to drought become sensitivity to root loss. To reduce this risk and also because of its slow growth rate, it’s frequent to find grafted plants. This grafted Blossfeldias grow fast and produce numerous offsets, but they lost their characteristical shape of a “bottom”.

Propagation:

The propagation of Blossfeldia liliputana is usually realized by seeds.

Curiosity:

Official Web Site:
www.giromagi.com

Italian Blog:
www.giromagicactus.com

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