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PlantFiles: Turbinicarpus
Turbinicarpus valdezianus

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Turbinicarpus (tur-bin-ih-KAR-pus) (Info)
Species: valdezianus (val-dez-ee-AH-nus) (Info)

Synonym:Echinocactus valdezianus
Synonym:Gymnocactus valdezianus
Synonym:Normanbokea valdeziana
Synonym:Mammillaria valdeziana
Synonym:Thelocactus valdezianus

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds

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No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral CactusJordi On Aug 18, 2008, CactusJordi from El Cajon, CA wrote:

There is also an absolutely white flowering form. Will take photo next spring.

Jordi

Neutral palmbob On Aug 29, 2005, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

very small cactus (rarely over 2" tall) with harmless flattened white spines. Very showy hot pink-magenta to reddish flowers in late spring/early summer. Prone to rot if overwatered.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Chandler, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona



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