Dwarf Chin Cactus is a small cactus that belongs to the Cactaceae family and comes from the temperate climate of Argentina. In its natural environment, it grows near rocky mountains and in grassy areas, where it can be found with other representatives or alone. It is important to note that commercial harvesting and forest fires pose a threat to the cactus, which is why it is on the Red List of the International Union for Conservation of Nature.
Gymnocalycium baldianum is easily identified by its flattened stem that has a gray-green hue and grows up to 4 in (10 cm) tall and up to 5.2 in (13 cm) in diameter.
There are up to 11 pronounced ribs on the stem, which in turn are divided into tubercles with 7 radial spikes of a grayish shade. Flowering occurs in spring and summer, followed by pinkish-purple to deep red funnel-shaped flowers up to 2.5 in (6 cm) in diameter. As for the fruits, they are dark green and few.