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PlantFiles: Ortegocactus
Ortegocactus macdougallii

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Ortegocactus (or-tay-goh-KAK-tus) (Info)
Species: macdougallii (mak-doo-GALL-ee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Neobesseya macdougallii

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

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

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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
By grafting

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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Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral palmbob On Aug 20, 2009, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

this is a beautiful species that I have tried nearly half a dozen times to keep alive... this species rots so easily that I suspect you need to live in the desert or have a humidity/temperature controlled greenhouse to grow it. I cannot.

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)
Mission Viejo, California
Orange, California



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