Scientific name: +
Garden origin (Nursery produced
Chimerical cultivar between Myrtillocactus
cochal + Gymnocalycium mihanovichii cv. RED HIBOTAN.
Conservation status: Listed in
CITES appendix ?
It is thought to be a
graft-chimaeras between Mytillocactus cochal and
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii cv. RED HIBOTAN. Its
comes from those of its parents ("Mytillocactus" and
graft-chimaeras can be given their own genus name (which is a
combination of the two constituent
names) preceded by a + sign.
Culture: They are semi hardy, make sure that
your Myrtillocalycium are not exposed to temperatures below -4°C
or they may die, nevertheless it is a good advice never let the
nighttimes temperatures fall below 10°C. Water regularly in summer
but allow to dry fully before watering again. Need a well-drained
soil mix with small gravel added to ensure drainage.. During the
winter months they should be rather kept dry and water is restricted
to only enough to keep the stems and branches from shrivelling.
Repotting should be done every
other year or when the plant has outgrown its pot. Exposure: Light shade.
Cuttings in summer
(Cuttings will root only in hot weather. Cuttings must be kept very dry
to root) or grafting