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Details about  Discocactus Bueneckeri - Gorgeous Miniature Cactus

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Discocactus Bueneckeri - Gorgeous Miniature Cactus
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South Bay Area, CA, United States


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Plant Category: Cactus and Succulents Plant Format: bare root
Plant Name: Discocactus Bueneckeri
Discocactus Bueneckeri
Miniature Cactus - produces Cephalium


Discocactus Bueneckeri

This is one of tiniest cactus which is a true miniature and one of the smallest species in the genus. It is a mature specimen, and it’s only 4/5 cm high and wide. It won’t get any larger. Since it is mature, it puts all its energy into producing the little woolly top, or cephalium.


Description: Discocactus buenekeri (also considered just a form of D. zehntneri) is a globose-flattened tiny little plant that (in culture) grows in small groups just like D. boomianus..

Stem: Dull-green 10-20 in diameter and 7-10 cm tall. 
Cephalium: Up to 1 cm tall and -4 cm wide, at the apex of the plant, creamy-white to light-brown with yellow to brownish bristles up to 2 cm. 
The size of the cephalium on this specimen is often as large as the cactus body!
Ribs: About 20, somewhat spiralled, forming nipple-like tubercles to 1 cm high.
Areoles: Oval, sunken, ca. 8 per ribs.
Radial spines: Interlacing, densely covering the plant, 10 to15 up to 1-2 cm long, pectinate, flexible spines creamy white or whitish-yellow with dark tips, becoming pale-brown to whitish, recurved backwards, sitting on the plant like spiders.
Central spines: None.
Flowers: Cream-white, with heavenly scent, slender funnelform, up to 9 cm long. The position of the stigma is at the top of the stamens. The bud appears, grows and opens all within 24 hrs. Each flowering lasts only one night, but that night it produces many flowers.
Blooming season: 
This species usually blooms in April, May, or June or as late as August.
Fruit: Club-shaped, white. 

All plants are shipped well packaged, healthy, free of pests & diseases.This plant is grown with organic, pesticide-free methods. This is a gorgeous, healthy specimen, currently in a 4" pot. Every plant sold true to species. Plants shipped are as close to plants pictured as possible.

For more info on this unusual and beautiful specimen, please visit the "Absolutely Cactus" site.

- SHIPPING Monday through Thursday - Payment to be received within 4 days of auction end. No local deliveries or pickups. Expedited shipping required . Cactus to be shipped out bare root. 
other info:
Seller Information: 
All plants are organically seed grown in Southern California. We are not a giant discount / volume seller with numbered stock. Each plant is unique and important to us and quality is paramount.
Great attention is invested in the careful packaging of your plant and speedy delivery ensures a healthy, robust plant.
We ship Monday through Thursday every week.
Special inquiries are always welcome if you don't see the plant you are looking for.
We will soon be adding exotic, newly arrived varieties not found anywhere else on E-Bay or any other cactus sites.
Thank you for your continued support of this small family business.
We strive to give you excellent service.
Please ask questions before buying.  Not responsible for plants damaged in shipment 
Plant Quality: Absolutely Cactus grows cacti and succulent plants organically and pesticide free. Although not all identical, the plants are very similar in size and shape to the ones pictured. Only healthy,  good quality plants are selected for you. Your plant will be shipped bare root (unpotted) unless otherwise specified via e-mail at payment. If you are purchasing several plants, you don't need to pay until your bidding is complete and we can combine shipping. Please notify us when you are ready for your invoice. Care instructions can be included upon request (to save on unnecessary paper / eco-friendly)

The website contains helpful care and soil information for you.

Processing: Upon receipt of your payment, your order will be processed and shipped within 3-7 business days. If you want us to postpone shipping for a future date, please make a notation with your payment.

Shipping: we ship via USPS Priority Mail or Fed Ex Ground, depending upon the nature of the order. We combine shipping based upon the size of the order, approximately $2 additional per plant of the same size. Larger plants cost more depending upon the weight and size of the plant. For combined shipping discounts please request a consolidated shipping invoice before paying if possible.

Satisfaction: We strive to ship only top notch Cacti and Succulents. Careful packaging ensures their safe delivery to you. If you are not pleased with the quality of your plant, please let us know within 24 hrs. A replacement, credit or refund will be issued based on the problem. We want you to be happy with your plants.

Seasonal:  In colder months, if a plant requires additional care, all orders over $20 excluding shipping, will contain a heat pack free of charge. On orders less that $20, excluding shipping, the cost is $2. Shipping is only on Mondays and Tuesdays during cold weather to avoid a weekend layover of your plants. Shipping may be delayed in severe weather, but we will notify you. Plants ship out all year round.

Special Requests: Almost any succulent and cactus plant can be wrapped up as a gift; it will ship it in its pot and gift wrapped, with gift card with your message.

Thank you for your patronage of Absolutely Cactus. We are a family run business in operation for 11 years.



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