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Orange Cob Cactus
Scientific Name: Echinopsis famatimensis (Spegazzini) Werdermann
Synonym: Lobivia famatimensis, Reicheocactus pseudoreicheanus, Echinopsis densispina var. pectinifera, Rebutia famatimensis, Echinocactus famatimensis, Lobivia pectinifera
Family: Cactaceae
Orange Cob Cactus (Echinopsis  famatimensis)
Echinopsis famatimensis var. sanjuanensis in June at Uhlig Nurseries
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16,17,21-24
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: 15F (-10C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun..

Origin: Argentina (La Rioja)

Growth Habits: Usually solitary or slowly clumping, slow growing, up to 3 inches tall (7 cm), 2.5 inches in diameter (6 cm); tap root; 24 to 40 low ribs; no central spine; 7 to 9 radials.

Watering Needs: Rot prone, keep dry in winter


The name famatimensis comes from the Sierra Famatina in Argentina from which the species is native.

Blooming Habits:
Yellow to orange funnel-shaped flowers, out of woolly brown buds. The flowers are up to 1.5 inches long (4 cm), 2 inches in diameter (5 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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