Lobivia arachnacantha (Red Form) syn Echinopsis ancistophora - Statement Plants

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Lobivia arachnacantha (Red Form) syn Echinopsis ancistophora

A small, low growing, clumping cactus with very showy red flowers in spring and summer. An easy to grow, low maintenance plant.

Full sun to part shade

Drought tolerant

Well drained gritty soil

Partly frost tolerant (see notes)

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  • Lobivia arachnacantha is a small cluster forming cactus, with stunning, showy red blooms around the top of the stem. Flowers appear in mid to late spring and often keep producing new blooms until mid to late summer.

    A relatively easy cactus to grow, water moderately in the warmer months and very little in winter. Plant in a well draining soil mix with plenty of gravel or perlite.

    To encourage the best flowers, subject your plant to a cold period in winter (move outside to a cold but dry area if kept indoors) and fertilize lightly during the growing season.


    Lobivia arachnacantha, Echinopsis arachnacantha, Echinopsis ancistrophora subsp. arachnacantha, Lobivia arachnacantha subsp. arachnacantha

    Plant height 5-10cm
    Plant width 5cm. Clusters to 20cm.
    Habit Cluster forming
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Dark green, rounded stems with brown spines
    Flower Red, showy
    Flowering time Spring and summer
    Toxicity Non toxic, but keep away from children and pets.