Hibotan

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    Hibotan @ Koto-ku(Tokyo)

Basic information

Flower Name
Hibotan
Formal Name
Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii cv. hibotan
Alias
Gymnocalycium
Habitat
Paraguay native, breed improvement in Japan
Morph
Tropical Evergreen perennial

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What is Hibotan

Hibotan, Moon cactus, or Ruby ball (speech peony, scientific name: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. Friedrichii cv. Hibotan) is a cultivated red cactus from Paraguay that is a cactus of the cactiaceae genus Gimnocalycium. The whole is a red ball, and since there is no green part, it cannot have chlorophyll, so it cannot grow on its own. For this reason, it can be raised using cactus such as sankakuchu (triangular prism, scientific name: Hylocereus guatemalensis), Sodegaura and Ryujinki as rootstock. The red peony placed on the rootstock looks like a red flower. Colors include red, yellow, orange and pink. Blooms beautiful pink flowers.

Common name: Hibotan, Scientific name: Gymnocalycium mihanovichii var. Friedrichii cv. Hibotan, aka: Peony Nishiki, Gimnokarichium, Moon cactus, Ruby ball, place of origin: Paraguay, oblate shape: diameter: 3-6 cm, flower cylinder: funnel shape, flowering period: summer, flower color: pink.

Detailed information

Order
Caryophyllales
Family
Cactaceae
Genus
Gymnocalycium
Species
G. mihanovichii var. friedrichii cv. Hibotan
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
Infundibular
Leaf type
Aciculate
Leaf edge
Thorn-like
Flowering place
cultivated variety Pot flower
Color
Pink
Season
Aug
Height
3 ~ 6 [cm]
Diameter
2 ~ 3

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