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Coryphantha echinoidea
Scientific Name: Coryphantha echinoidea (Quehl) Britton & Rose
Synonym: Coryphantha schwarziana, Mammillaria echinoidea
Family: Cactaceae
Coryphantha  echinoidea
Coryphantha echinoidea at Uhlig Nursery in June
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Origin: Mexico (Durango, Zacatecas, San Luis Potosi)

Growth Habits: Solitary, globose cactus, up to 2.5 inches tall (6 cm), 2.5 inches in diameter (6 cm); 1 to 3 central spines, 0.4 to 0.6 in. long (1-1.5 cm); 20-24 radials

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


Blooming Habits:
Pink or light yellow flowers, up to 2 inches in diameter (5 cm), followed by green club-shaped fruits.

Fruiting Habits:

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