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Coryphantha pseudoechinus
Scientific Name: Coryphantha pseudoechinus Boedeker
Synonym: Coryphantha pusilliflora
Family: Cactaceae
Coryphantha  pseudoechinus
Coryphantha pseudoechinus at the Desert Botanical Garden in mid-December
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy at least to 23 F (-5 C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in summer in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Endemic to the Sierra de la Paila in north central Mexico (Coahuila)

Growth Habits: Generally clumping globose cactus, 3.6 inches tall (9 cm), 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter; 1 central spine, 0.8 inch (2 cm) long; 18 to 25 radial spines, 0.6 inch (1.5 cm) long;

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

Propagation: Seeds, offsets

Coryphantha pusilliflora at Kuentz Nursery in June

Coryphantha  pseudoechinus

Blooming Habits:
The Coryphantha pseudoechinus has 1.5 inches wide (4 cm), 0.8 inch (2 cm) in length, purple flowers.

Fruiting Habits:

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