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PlantFiles: Sclerocactus
Sclerocactus erectocentrus

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sclerocactus (skler-oh-KAK-tus) (Info)
Species: erectocentrus

Synonym:Neolloydia erectocentra
Synonym:Echinomastus erectocentrus
Synonym:Echinocactus erectocentrus
Synonym:Echinocactus krausei
Synonym:Echinocactus horripilus var. erectocentrus

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Pink
Violet/Lavender

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

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 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 Oct 4, 2006, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

More synonyms of this plant are Theocactus drausei & Mammillaria childsii

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona



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