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Epithelantha micromeris var. neomexicana

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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

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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

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

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

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



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