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Biznaga Gigante
Scientific Name: Echinocactus platyacanthus Link & Otto
Synonym: Echinocactus ingens, Echinocactus palmeri, Echinocactus visnaga, Echinocactus helophorus, Echinocactus karwinskii
Family: Cactaceae
Biznaga Gigante (Echinocactus  platyacanthus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to at least 25F (-4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Central Mexico

Growth Habits: Solitary, up to 7 feet tall (2 m), 3 feet wide (1 m)

Watering Needs: Water regularly in summer, keep dry in winter

Propagation: Seeds

The species name "platyacanthus" comes from the Greek for "with wide thorns".

Biznaga Gigante (Echinocactus  platyacanthus)

Blooming Habits:
Yellow flowers

Fruiting Habits:

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