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Stenocactus coptonogonus
Scientific Name: Stenocactus coptonogonus (Lem.) A.W. Hill
Synonym: Ferocactus coptonogonus, Echinocactus coptonogonus, Echinofossulocactus coptonogonus
Family: Cactaceae
Stenocactus  coptonogonus Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F (-10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Mexico (Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi)

Growth Habits: Solitary, 2 to 4 inches tall (5-10 cm), 3 to 4.5 inches wide (7-11 cm), 10 to 14 ribs; areoles 0.8 inch apart (2 cm); 3 to 5 spines, up to 1.2 inches long (3 cm), red when young;

Watering Needs:

Propagation: Seeds

The Stenocactus coptonogonus is easy to identify among the Stenocacti, the ribs are non-wavy, making it look like a Ferocactus.

Blooming Habits:
Purple flowers with darker midstripes, 1.2 inches long (3 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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