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PlantFiles: Strombocactus
Strombocactus disciformis var. seideli

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Strombocactus
Species: disciformis var. seideli

Synonym:Strombocactus disciformis subsp. disciformis

Category:
Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Mid Fall
Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From seed; germinate in a damp paper towel
From seed; germinate in vitro in gelatin, agar or other medium
By grafting

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
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 CactusJordi On Nov 11, 2012, CactusJordi from El Cajon, CA wrote:

This variety of Strombocactus usually gets bigger/taller than the normal form. Its spines are a little stouter and seedlings grow much faster and flower earlier. Often the ovary carries at least one scale.



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