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PlantFiles: Turbinicarpus
Turbinicarpus alonsoi

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Turbinicarpus (tur-bin-ih-KAR-pus) (Info)
Species: alonsoi (al-ON-so-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Pediocactus alonsoi

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:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
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 unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive thistlesifter On Dec 31, 2007, thistlesifter from Vista, CA wrote:

Nice easy to grow. I have 10 clones of this plant and they all flowered this year. These are grown hard with very little water except in spring and cooler weeks of summer. Watered during warm periods of fall and winter. It shows no growth till March.

Regional...

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

Grenoble,
Chandler, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Corona, California
Vista, California



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