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Cochemiea setispina
Scientific Name: Cochemiea setispina (Coult.) Walter
Synonym: Mammillaria setispina, Cactus setispinus, Mammillaria pondii ssp. setispina
Family: Cactaceae
Cochemiea  setispina
Cochemiea setispina in May at the Desert Botanical Garden
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8-10

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 10F (-12C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Mexico (southern Baja California)

Growth Habits: Clumping columnar cactus, up to 12 inches tall (30 cm)

Watering Needs:


Cochemiea is sometimes classified as a sub-genus of Mammillaria.

Cochemiea  setispina

Cochemiea  setispina

Blooming Habits:
The Cochemiea setispina has spectacular, 2 inches long (5 cm) red flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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