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Marble Canyon Cactus
Scientific Name: Pediocactus bradyi L.D.Benson
Synonym: Puebloa bradyi, Toumeya bradyi, Pediocactus simpsonii ssp. bradyi
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: USA (northern Arizona), 3800 to 4500 feet elevation (1140-1350 m)

Growth Habits: Generally solitary, small semi-globose stem, 2.4 inches tall (6 cm), 2 inches in diameter (5 cm); elliptic areoles, densely felted; generally no central spine; 14 or 15 spreading radials, almost pectinate. The plants retracts in the ground during dry periods.

Watering Needs: Regular water in late winter, early spring, and also in the fall, when it starts growing, very little water the rest of the time.


Major L.F. Brady collected this species in July 1958, and it is named after him.

Cultural Practices:
Use a soil with little organic material.

Blooming Habits:
Straw yellow flowers, 1 inch in diameter (2.5 cm), in early April. Top shaped fruits, brown when mature in late May or June. They contain about 25 seeds.

Fruiting Habits:

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