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Disocactus martianus
Scientific Name: Disocactus martianus (Zuccarini) W.Barthlott
Synonym: Aporocactus martianus, Aporocactus conzattii, Cereus conzattii, Aporocactus martianus var. conzattii, Cereus martianus
Family: Cactaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10b-12

Frost Tolerance: Keep above 50F (10C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (13C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Mexico (Oaxaca)

Growth Habits: Creeping plants, stems up to 5 feet long (1.5 m), occasionally with aerial roots, up to 1 inch thick (2.5 cm); 8 to 10 slightly tuberculate ribs; 3 or 4 pale brown central spines, one up to 0.5 inch long (12 mm); 6 to 20 radials

Watering Needs: Much less water in winter


Blooming Habits:
Bright red diurnal flowers in summer, 4 inches long (10 cm), 2.4 inches in diameter (6 cm). The flowers stay open for a couple of days. They are followed by green globose fruits, 0.8 inches in diameter (2 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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