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PlantFiles: Stenocactus
Stenocactus phyllacanthus

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Stenocactus (sten-oh-KAK-tus) (Info)
Species: phyllacanthus
Synonym:Echinocactus phyllacanthus
Synonym:Brittonrosea phyllacantha
Synonym:Ferocactus phyllacanthus
Synonym:Efossus phyllacanthus

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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
Light Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Brown/Bronze

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

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
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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive palmbob On Aug 16, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

small spherical plant (when young) with deep, wiggly ridges up and down the body. Short, thick white spines grouped in five sparsely spaced around plant. Small whitish flowers.

Regional...

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

Tucson, Arizona



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