Cultivation: It is a
summer grower species that offers no cultivation difficulties. Lobivia
albolanata has a fairly large tap root, and should be kept in a deep pot
with a very draining mineral substrate. Water regularly in summer (but
do not overwater ) keep dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium
fertilizer in summer. Repot yearly until reaching about 100 mm in size,
then every two or three years will suffice. Repotting is best done at
the end of winter but can be done at other times. Do not water for a
couple of weeks after repotting to reduce risk of root rot via broken
roots. Repotting will increase size of stems. It is quite cold tolerant
if kept dry (hardy to -5° C). Need a bright exposure, full sun or half
shade in summer.
Propagation: Grafting, cutting.
Photo of plants belonging to the Lobivia
(This taxon has lots of synonyms (like most Lobivia) whit several
controversial varieties and subspecies):