Frailea grahliana is a common tiny and heavily clumping species that in cultivation can easily fill a 15 cm pot. It grows quickly. and tiny has dull green to purplish stems and short yellowish or brownish spines.
Accepted Scientific Name: Frailea grahliana (F.Haage) Britton & Rose 1922
Original pubblication: Echinocactus grahlianus Haage jr.
Distribution: Paraguay, Argentina.
Was in 1897 recorded in the catalog of Haage, under the name of Echinocactus schilinzkyana var. grandiflora.
Description: Frailea grahliana is a common tiny and heavily clumping species that in cultivation can easily fill a 15 cm pot. It grows quickly. This specie is known from a very long time and its taxonomic status is quite confuse. In habitat there are intermediate form with F. pumila and F. friederichii and some botanists consider the different plants of this polymorphic group as F. pumila.
Cultivation: Grow them in rich, porous soil and let them dry out between waterings. These plants need a minimum temperature of 5-10° C (but occasionally temperatures of a few degrees below 0° are not dangerous)
Notes: This plant is short living (It does not live long - about 10-15 years).Propagation: With fresh harvested seeds or (rarely) by grafting.