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Thelocactus tulensis ssp. buekii
Scientific Name: Thelocactus tulensis ssp. buekii (E.Klein bis) N.P.Taylor
Synonym: Thelocactus tulensis var. buckii, Thelocactus buekii, Echinocactus buekii, Echinocactus buckii
Family: Cactaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Nuevo León) at 4000 to 6000 feet elevation (1200 to 1800 m)

Growth Habits: Solitary, up to 7 inches tall (18 cm), 6 to 7 inches in diameter (15-18 cm); indistinct ribs; 1 to 4 central spines, up to 2 inches long (5 cm); 4 or 5 (occasionally 8) radials

Watering Needs: Summer grower


The subspecies epithet is also occasionally spelled 'bueckii'.

Blooming Habits:
Magenta red flowers in spring and summer, 2 inches long (5 cm), 2 inches in diameter (5 cm) or more.

Fruiting Habits:

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