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PlantFiles: Fickeisen Pincushion Cactus, Fickeisen Hedgehog Cactus
Pediocactus peeblesianus subsp. fickeisenii

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pediocactus (pee-dee-oh-KAK-tus) (Info)
Species: peeblesianus subsp. fickeisenii

Synonym:Neonavajoa peeblesiana subsp. fickeisenii
Synonym:Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeiseniae
Synonym:Navajoa fickeisenii
Synonym:Navajoa peeblesiana var. fickeisenii
Synonym:Toumeya fickeisenii

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 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 Pink
Chartreuse (Yellow-Green)
Pale Green

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
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 woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Xenomorf On Aug 22, 2006, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Other synonyms are Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeinii, Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeiseni, Pediocactus peeblesianus var. fickeisinii & Pediocactus peeblesianus f. fickeisenae.

Regional...

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

Marble Canyon, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona



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