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Cintia knizei
Scientific Name: Cintia knizei Riha
Family: Cactaceae
Cintia  knizei
Cintia knizei in June
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure:

Origin: Andes of Bolivia

Growth Habits: Solitary globose cactus, up to 2 inches in diameter (5 cm);tuberous roots; woolly, spineless areoles

Watering Needs:


The genus is named after the town of Cinti in Bolivia. The species name knizei is named after Karel Knize who discovered it in the Andes at 13000 feet elevation (4000 m).

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers, 1.6 inches in diameter (4 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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