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Discocactus zehntneri ssp. boomianus
Scientific Name: Discocactus zehntneri ssp. boomianus (Buining & Brederoo) N. P. Taylor & Zappi
Synonym: Discocactus boomianus
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-12

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

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 60°F (15°C)

Sun Exposure: Part sun

Origin: Brazil (Bahia: Morro do Chapéu)

Growth Habits: Clustering globose stems, up to 2.4 inches tall (6 cm), 4 inches in diameter (10 cm); 16 to 20 ribs; usually no central spine (occasionally 1); 10 radials, 1 inch long (2.5 cm) obscuring the stem.

Watering Needs: Regular summer water


Blooming Habits:
White nocturnal flowers out of the cephalium, up to 3.2 inches in diameter (8 cm). The fruit is dark red.

Fruiting Habits:

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