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Coryphantha poselgeriana
Scientific Name: Coryphantha poselgeriana (A.Dietr.) Britton & Rose
Synonym: Echinocactus poselgerianus, Coryphantha kieferiana, Mammillaria kieferiana, Coryphantha valida, Mammillaria valida
Family: Cactaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Origin: Mexico (Coahuila, Durango, Nuevo León, San Luis Potosí, Zacatecas)

Growth Habits: Globular cactus, solitary or slowly clumping, up to 12 inches tall (30 cm), 7 inches in diameter (18 cm); tubercles up to 0.8 inch long (2 cm); bare axils; one central spine with light tip; 5 to 7 radials

Watering Needs: Sensitive to overwatering


The variety valida has stronger spines and comes from the Sierra de la Paila.

Blooming Habits:
Deep pink flowers (occasionally yellow) up to 2.4 inches long (6 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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