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Coryphantha potosiana
Scientific Name: Coryphantha potosiana (Jacobi) Glass & R.C.Foster
Synonym: Mammillaria potosiana
Family: Cactaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Origin: Mexico (San Luis Potosi)

Growth Habits: Globular cactus, up to 3.6 inches in diameter (9 cm); conical tubercles; 0.3 inches long (0.8 cm), 0.2 inches wide (5 mm); woolly axils; occasionally a central spine, generally none; 12-18 radials

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


Blooming Habits:
Diurnal flowers with yellow internal segments; purplish red and cream outside segments.

Fruiting Habits:

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