Blossfeldia is a solitary or clumping miniature cactus, with no rib and no spines. The smallest of all cacti and one of the most priced by impassioned, but rarely seen on its own roots in cultivation for any length of time. It is a highly specialized species with a unique growth habit. Its minuscule stems during the dry season, lose almost all of their water and shrink, becoming almost completely dry and flattened on the rocks where it lives.
Flowers are white or pinkish (yellow) diurnal, 6-15 mm long, and 5-7 mm diameter from late spring to early summer.
All of the plants will be shipped bare root.
Some shade with ample airflow is preferred for the best appearance.
Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, then let drain completely. Reduce watering in the winter.
Grow it in a particularly draining substratum, as it is very sensitive to rottenness when in presence of humidity and low temperatures and let the soil dry out between waterings.
They need to be kept in a cool place during winter rest and can tolerate sporadic frost if kept on the dry side prior to, and during, cold weather with little danger of being killed (Frost Tolerance: At least -10°C). However, in cultivation, it is better not to expose it to temperatures lower than 5° C, even if in an aerated and protected location. It tends to rot in winter during the resting phase if kept wet. In the rest period no high atmospheric humidity.
Your plant will be meticulously bubblewrapped and shipped in a sturdy box.
Most of the plants will be shipped bare-root to ensure their safety.
If you want to receive the plastic pot & soil, please leave a note in your order.
When opening your package, some soil may be loose in the box.
Plant orders are shipped within 3-5 days depending on availability of the plant.
We ship our plants Monday through Friday, all twelve months of the year!
If you need your order urgently, please message us so we can upgrade your shipping (additional cost applied).
Here is our blog about the shipping process and packaging.
We do not ship outside of the continental United States.
*** The size options are represtentative of pots that the plants come in. Sometimes customer may receive multiple plants instead of a large one to make up size.
*** All of our packages are sterilized before leaving the door.
We only ship out beautiful, healthy plants! Please track your package and open it immediately upon
arrival. If you receive your package and are not satisfied, please message us immediately. Fragile plants such as
bearpaw, baby toe, etc. may break or loose a few of their leaves during transport. Please contact us for
replacements if your plants are severely damaged. We'll try our best to accommodate you.
Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grown in, depending on availability or time of year.
Provide porous soil with adequate drainage, pots with drainage hole are recommended. Bright, filtered
light and ample airflow. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch. Never let your succulents sit in water. Do
NOT water on the leaves. If you water from beneath by letting the plant sit in a saucer of water, make sure to pour
off any excess water after a few minutes.
The hotter it is outside, the faster your soil will dry out, so you’ll need to water more often if you live in a hot
area. Water with caution in winter, as the plant can lose its roots if the soil stays cold and wet for extended
periods; protect from frost to prevent scarring.
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Cactus sent was not Blossfeldia liliputana as pictured. I notified you and was refunded in form of gift certificate requested. Plant was listed as sold out in catalog until mix-up is resolved for ordering the plants they have.