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PlantFiles: White-flowered Fishhook Cactus, Snipe Cactus
Sclerocactus brevihamatus subsp. pallidus

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Sclerocactus (skler-oh-KAK-tus) (Info)
Species: brevihamatus subsp. pallidus

Synonym:Ancistrocactus brevihamatus subsp. pallidus

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White
Cream/Tan

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; direct sow after last frost
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral CactusJordi On May 3, 2011, CactusJordi from El Cajon, CA wrote:

According to my experience this variety is the most difficult to grow of the Ancistrocactus species. A little more water than it likes/needs (or at the wrong time) and it will immediately rot.



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