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Eriosyce subgibbosa var. castanea
Scientific Name: Eriosyce subgibbosa var. castanea (F. Ritter) F. Kattermann
Synonym: Neoporteria subgibbosa var. castanea, Neoporteria castanea
Family: Cactaceae
Eriosyce  subgibbosa var. castanea
Eriosyce subgibbosa castanea at the Desert Botanical Garden in late March
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

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

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Good heat tolerance

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Chile

Growth Habits: Occasionally offsetting, up to 6 inches tall (15 cm)

Watering Needs: Somewhat rot prone

Propagation: Seeds


Blooming Habits:
Flower up to 2.5 inches long (6.5 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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