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Big Bend Cory Cactus
Scientific Name: Coryphantha ramillosa Cutak
Family: Cactaceae
Big Bend Cory Cactus (Coryphantha  ramillosa) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: 20F (-7C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Origin: USA (southwest Texas), Mexico (Coahuila), where it is rare.

Growth Habits: Usually solitary, flattened dark greyish green stems, up to 4 inches tall (10 cm), 2.4 to 4 inches in diameter (6-10 cm); conical tubercles, 0.24 inch long (6 mm), 0.5 to 0.6 inch broad (12-14 mm); 4 or 5 central spines, occasionally 1 to 4 accessory ones above, 1 to 1.6 inches long (2.5-4 cm); 14 to 20 needle shaped radial spines, 0.4 to 1 inch (1 to 2.5 cm) long

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

Propagation: Seeds

Big Bend Cory Cactus (Coryphantha  ramillosa)

Blooming Habits:
Pink funnelform flowers, 1.4 to 2.6 inches long (3.5-6.5 cm), 1.2 to 2 inches in diameter (3-5 cm). Green ovoid fruits.

Fruiting Habits:

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