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Eriosyce senilis
Scientific Name: Eriosyce senilis (Backeb.) F.Kattermann
Synonym: Neoporteria nidus, Neoporteria coimasensis var. robusta, Neoporteria robusta, Neoporteria subgibbosa var. robusta, Neoporteria nidus var. multicolor, Neoporteria gerocephala, Neoporteria senilis, Neoporteria multicolor, Neoporteria nidus var. gerocephala
Family: Cactaceae
Eriosyce  senilis Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: 25F (-4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Chile (Rio Choapa)

Growth Habits: Solitary, globose to short columnar, 7.2 inches tall (18 cm), 3.2 inches in diameter (8 cm); 13 to 21 ribs, obscured by the spines; blond to white, curly spines with darker tips; 4 to 20 centrals; 15 to 40 radials.

Watering Needs: Extremely root prone, needs good drainage.

Propagation: Seeds

Eriosyce  senilis

Blooming Habits:
Tubular bright red flowers in the spring, 1 to 2 inches long (2.5-5 cm), 0.4 to 1.2 inches wide (1-3 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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