- Flower nameHibotan
- Scientific nameGymnocalycium mihanovichii var. friedrichii cv. hibotan
- Alias緋牡丹, Gymnocalycium, 緋牡丹錦, ヒボタンニシキ, ギムノカリキウム
- Place of originParaguay native, breed improvement in Japan
- Place of floweringHorticultural species, Potted flower
- Flowering seasonAugust
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.