Culture plants of Discocactus horstii
Photo and description J. Hovens
Buining & Brederoo in Krainz Die Kakteen C VI f-1/1 973
Short plant description HU360 in
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
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.
It's better to graft the seedling very young.
Minimum temperature 8°C.
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
Habitat photo of Discocactus
field number HU360
Photo: Albert Buining
Grao Mogol in Minas Gerais, Brazil
Guia Rodoviario do Brasil, E-2