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Epithelantha micromeris var. neomexicana

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Epithelantha (ep-ith-el-LAN-tha) (Info)
Species: micromeris var. neomexicana
Synonym:Epithelantha micromeris var. neomexicana
Synonym:Epithelantha micromeris subsp. micromeris var. neomexicana

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 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

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

Light Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid 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

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Aug 20, 2009, CactusJordi from El Cajon, CA wrote:

This taxon is self-fertile. Without extra pollination it produces viable seeds always.

Neutral

On Jul 23, 2006, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

This variety is a variety of "Epithelantha micromeris subsp. micromeris"