The Matucana calliantha is a nice little clustering cactus that has exquisite, large, deep red, zygomorfic flowers. It blooms throughout late Spring or early Summer in several flushes over a long period.
Matucana calliantha F. Ritter
Scientific name: Matucana krahnii (Donald) R. Bregman 1986
Description: Nice little clustering cactus that has a large wonderful bright red flower.
Cultivation: Matucana calliantha is not very hard to grow if protected from freezing temperature they needs care in cultivation to reach a good size without developing unsightly marks, need a minimum temperature of 10° C, but may survive a light frost. It benefits from a good light but not severe sunlight.