Gardening Questions And Answers
Yavia cryptocarpa is formed by a single cylindrical stem or rarely, two or more stems, tightly packed, growing close together, and they are very small: their maximum diameter in the natural habitat reaches 25 millimeters! The upper part of these stems is flattened with a small depression in the center.
Notes: Yavia is a very strange cactus that might be related with Cintia, Blossfeldia, Weingartia and Neowerdermannia. Cultivation and Propagation: The plants need deep pots to accommodate the napiform unit formed by the stem base and the rootstock , and a loose mineral soil with a well-drained substrate.
Yavia cryptocarpa is a species of cactus (family Cactaceae) and the only species of the newly discovered genus Yavia. The genus is named after Argentina’s department Yavi, Jujuy Province, where the plant is endemic to sparsely vegatated rocky slopes. The plant is also sometimes put in the tribe Trichocereeae.