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Echinopsis thionantha
Scientific Name: Echinopsis thionantha (Spegazzini) Werdermann
Synonym: Echinopsis chionantha, Acanthocalycium thionanthum var. minutum, Acanthocalycium thionanthum, Acanthocalycium griseum, Acanthocalycium minutum, Echinocactus chionanthus, Acanthocalycium catamarcense, Echinopsis brevispina, Echinocactus thionanthus, Acanthocalycium chionanthum, Acanthocalycium brevispinum
Family: Cactaceae
Echinopsis  thionantha Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16,17,21-24
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: 15 F (-10 C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 45 F (7 C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun..

Origin: Argentina (Salta)

Growth Habits: Usually solitary, up to 5 inches tall (12 cm), 4 inches in diameter (10 cm); 9-15 ribs; dark spines, 1 to 4 central spine, 5 to 10 radials to 1 inch long (2.5 cm).

Watering Needs: Little to no water in winter


Blooming Habits:
Yellow, red or white flowers, on lateral areoles, less than 2 inches in diameter (4.5 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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