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Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis
Scientific Name: Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis Backeberg
Synonym: Coryphantha maiz-tablensis
Family: Cactaceae
Coryphantha  maiz-tablasensis
Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis at the Huntington Gardens in early July
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Mexico (San Luis Potosí)

Growth Habits: Slowly clumping, depressed spherical 1.2 inches tall (3 cm), 2.5 inches in diameter (6 cm); 0 central spines; 6 to 7 radial spines, 0.5 inch (1.2 cm) long

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


The Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis comes from the Mexican state of San Luis Potosí, where his habitat is disappearing, replaced by agricultural use.

Cultural Practices:
This cactus needs a tall pot to accommodate its tap root.

Blooming Habits:
The Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis blooms easily, the whitish flowers are 1.5 inches in diameter (4 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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