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Thelocactus hexaedrophorus
Scientific Name: Thelocactus hexaedrophorus (Lem.) Britton & Rose
Synonym: Echinocactus hexaedrophorus var. labouretianus, Echinocactus fossulatus, Thelocactus hexaedrophorus var. major, Echinocactus labouretianus, Thelocactus hexaedrophorus var. labouretianus, Thelocactus hexaedrophorus var. fossulatus, Thelocactus fossulatus, Echinocactus droegeanus, Thelocactus hexaedrophorus var. droegeanus, Echinocactus hexaedrophorus var. decipiens, Thelocactus hexaedrophorus var. decipiens, Echinocactus hexaedrophorus, Echinocactus hexaedrophorus var. major, Echinocactus hexaedrophorus var. droegeanus
Family: Cactaceae
Thelocactus  hexaedrophorus Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20F (-7C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Mexico (San Luis Potosi, Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon)

Growth Habits: Solitary, up to 8 inches in diameter (20 cm), spines variable in length depending on the clone

Watering Needs: Moderate water


Thelocactus  hexaedrophorus

Thelocactus  hexaedrophorus

Blooming Habits:
White flower, 4 inches in diameter (10 cm). The variety lloydii from Zacatecas has a pink flower

Fruiting Habits:

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