Gymnocalycium buenekeri was originally
published as a variety of
G. horstii, but the description
was technically invalid. However the two species are very similar, both
have very similar great pink flowers and the same (usually) five ribbed
appearance, and good, yellow spines. It can clumps and is quick to grow.
Cultivation: Very easy to grow, this
plants offers no cultivation difficulties. Summer grower needs moderate
to copious waterings in summer.
Quite frost resistant if kept dry in winter -4°
with a high potassium fertilizer in summer.
Full sun to light shade.
Propagation: Seeds (seldom produces offsets)