Discocactus placentiformis Family: Cactaceae. Also known as D. crystallophilus. An interesting small cactus that produces attractive curved spines and a white fuzzy cephalium (head or cap) when mature. When young it grows like a regular green cactus, but once the cephalium starts growing (as this plant is just starting to do) it stops growing its green stem and only produces the head for the rest of its life. As time goes on this cephalium gets wider and fluffier and regularly produces white flowers out of it.
This cactus is more tropical than most so it likes a bit more moisture than an normal cactus and should be kept above 50 degrees in winter. Protect from hot afternoon sun.
You will receive a plant shown in the images or one similar. Plants shown in a 4" pot.
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