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Discocactus zehntneri var. albispinus
Scientific Name: Discocactus zehntneri var. albispinus (Buining & Brederoo) P.J. Braun
Synonym: Discocactus albispinus
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Discocactus  zehntneri var. albispinus
Discocactus albispinus at Bach's Cactus Nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Keep above 45F (7C) at any time

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 60F (15C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Brazil

Growth Habits: Solitary, slowly clumping as it ages, globose stems up to 4 inches in diameter (10 cm); spines 1.6 inches long (4 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular summer water

Propagation: Seeds, offsets

This is one of the easier Discocactus to grow and is generally kept on its own roots.

Blooming Habits:
The Discocactus albispinus has 1.2 inches wide (3 cm) slightly scented white or cream flowers that open at night.

Fruiting Habits:

Cacti and Succulents

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