Genus of cacti that takes its name from the Greek words for naked "Gymnos" and calyx "calycas". Native to South America.
Latin name: Gymnocalycium saglionis
They grow in full sun, in dry and sandy soils.
Plant in rock gardens and flowerpots.
Propagated by seeds.
Short, round-shaped cactus with a single stem, covered with areolas. Pale pink flowers appear in spring.