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Coryphantha pallida ssp. calipensis
Scientific Name: Coryphantha pallida ssp. calipensis Bravo
Synonym: Coryphantha calipensis
Family: Cactaceae
Coryphantha  pallida ssp. calipensis
Coryphantha calipensis at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Mexico (Puebla)

Growth Habits: Slowly clumping, globose heads, up to 3 inches tall, 3 inches in diameter (7.5 cm); tubercles 1 inch long and wide (2.5 cm); 1 curved central spine, 0.6 inch long (1.5 cm); 10 to 16 radials; up to 0.6 inch long;

Watering Needs: Water sparingly, needs good drainage. Keep drier in winter

Propagation: Seeds, offsets

The species name calipensis is coming from the town of Calipan where it was first collected.

Coryphantha  pallida ssp. calipensis

Blooming Habits:
The large yellow flowers are 2.5 inches in diameter (6 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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