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PlantFiles: Frailea
Frailea castanea

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Frailea (FRAY-lee-uh) (Info)
Species: castanea (kas-TAN-nee-uh) (Info)

Synonym:Frailea asterioides
Synonym:Frailea castanea subsp. castanea

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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 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:
Pale Yellow

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
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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1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive Kada On Dec 13, 2007, Kada from Southern
Taiwan wrote:

self-fertile, you don't need to touch them and you will get viable seed...sometimes they don't even open their flowers (especially if dim light or cool temps) and they will still set seed.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona



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