Discocactus zehntneri ssp. araneispinusThe Discocactus flowers are have a sweet scent reminding of Gardenia flowers. They open in April, each flower last only a day and are fully open in the middle of the night. The fruit is dark red. Discocactus araneispinus is native from Brazil.Discocactus are the best smelling of all cactus flowersThe genus Discocactus is highly prized by collectors around the globe. Exactly what it is that makes them so attractive is uncertain. Some of the factors are likely their relatively compact size, unique and showy white flowers, and their slow growth. The species within this genus are flattened to globose in shape with stems that hardly exceed 3 inches (7.5cm) in height and are less than 10 inches (26 cm) in diameter. Stems are ribbed and sometimes tuberculate with fuzzy areoles or dense spines. Most plants remain single, but may form clumps. Flowering plants form a wooly terminal cephalium out of which rise the white flowers on the end of a long, thin floral tube. The nocturnal flowers are highly fragrant and touted by many growers as the best smelling of all cactus flowers.Discocactus plants in the wild hail from Eastern South America and all are listed under CITES I due to habitat loss. In cultivation, plants are frequently grafted to speed seedling growth. A large number of names have been given especially for some species that are still used by hobbyists, but reduced to synonymy by many taxonomists.Discocactus contains a dozen species of tropical cacti. Most species grow in rock outcrops in the tropical forests, and are endangered in their natural habitat.Amazing flowers, the showing pot is 4", you are buying a 4" pot plant same size and shape of the one on 2 and 3 pictures, First plant with flowers is only for reference, The cactus will shipping bare root, The shipping is $6.00, For aditional plant the shipping is $2.00 valid for 7 days but please be nice and let me know when you win the product to waituntil you finish to buy for send all plants together on same box (this is the only way to get the $2.00 ship.) We have a lot of extremely rare cactus if you want something rare let me know and I will listing for you. Questions? feel free to email me.Check out my other items! or visit my eCRATER store EXOTICCACTUSCOLLECTIONfor more rare cactus and seedsOn Sep-21-07 at 18:04:52 PDT, seller added the following information: On Jan-18-08 at 12:59:02 PST, seller added the following information: Sellers: Delight buyers. Get your own map of past buyers. Powered by eCRATER . List your items fast and easy and manage your active items.