Gymnocalycium vatteri, also known in the parlance of the cactus worker as a “gymno-vatteri”. However, some would say that this is really merely just a subspecies. Gymnocalycium ochoterenae ssp. vatteri is too long a name for my taste. I prefer to shorten it to gymno-vatteri. And what a cactus it is. This is one of my favorites of our latest crops of cacti. Maybe my favorite. It is, after all, a gorgeous plant. Luscious. Inviting. And with naked calyxes too!
We’ll have to see how I feel about it at the end of the holiday weekend. These holiday weekends make me crazy.