Culture plants of  Discocactus horstii
Photo and description
J. Hovens

Discocactus horstii HU360

  • Description

Buining & Brederoo in Krainz Die Kakteen C VI f-1/1 973

  • Short plant description HU360 in culture

Diameter of the culture plant  is ca. 5 to 6 cm. 
Plant height with cephalium 4 to 5 cm. 
The colour of the epidermis is at first green and later red/brown. 
Number of ribs 12 to 18. 
Number of areoles per rib is ca. 12 to 14 on plants with cephalium. 
The shape of the areoles is round. 
The number of radial spines is 8 to10. 
The length of the spines is 0.2 to 0,4 cm. 
The shape of the spines is recurved backwards to the plant, the colour is grayish. 
The colour of the cephalium is between white and light brown. 
The colour of the fruit is white. 
The position of the stigma is half-way up the secundairy stamens.

  • Remarks

It's better to graft the seedling very young.
Minimum temperature 8C. 

  • Literature

K.u.a.S. 1972 page73-75
 - 1973 page 8-9
 - 1975 page 64-65 
Succulenta 1973 page 79-92-84
 - 1979 page 66-69 
 - 1982, page 27

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Habitat photo of  Discocactus horstii 
field number  HU360
Photo: Albert Buining

  • Habitat

    North-west of  Grao Mogol in the Serra do Barrao in Minas Gerais, Brazil at an altitude of about 1000m. In the same area of D. (pseudo)insignis. The soil consists of quartzide-sand and gravel.

Grao Mogol in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, E-2