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Pygmy Barrel Cactus
Scientific Name: Echinomastus johnsonii (Parry) E.M.Baxter in E.M.Baxter
Synonym: Sclerocactus johnsonii, Echinocactus johnsonii, Thelocactus johnsonii, Neolloydia johnsonii, Pediocactus johnsonii
Family: Cactaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 11-13,18-21
USDA: 8b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mohave desert (eastern California, Nevada, western Arizona), at 1700 to 4000 feet elevation (500 to 1200 m)

Growth Habits: Solitary, cylindrical stem, slow growing up to 12 inches tall (30 cm), 3 to 4 inches in diameter (7.5-10 cm); spines obscuring the stem, reddish when young, dark brown as they age; 4 to 8 spreading central spines, 1.2 to 1.5 inches long (3-3.7 cm); 9 or 10 lighter colored radials, 0.5 to 1 inch long (12-25 mm)

Watering Needs: Little water


Blooming Habits:
Pink to magenta flowers in April, 2 to 3 inches in diameter (5-7.5 cm), 1.6 inches long (4 cm). Light green globose fruits, turning tan and splitting along one side when mature. Black seeds, 3 mm long, 2 mm wide.

Fruiting Habits:

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