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PlantFiles: Matucana
Matucana madisoniorum

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Matucana (mat-oo-KAN-uh) (Info)
Species: madisoniorum

Synonym:Matucana madisoniorum subsp. madisoniorum
Synonym:Borzicactus madisoniorum
Synonym:Loxanthocereus madisoniorum
Synonym:Eomatucana madisoniorum
Synonym:Submatucana madisoniorum

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

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

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

Hardiness:
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:
Sun to Partial Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Red-Orange

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer

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:
6.1 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; stratify if sowing indoors
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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Positive cacti_lover On Feb 6, 2005, cacti_lover from Henderson, NV (Zone 9b) wrote:

This cactus can grow to 6" tall and 4" across. It has a rough textured body that is greyish-green in color. Some individual plants may be covered with spines while others may have spines missing on parts of the plant. The red-orange flowers are about 1 1/2" across and slighty longer. They tend to lean on one side. Although frost tender, mine manage to survive a light frost. Not very hard to grow if protected from freezing temperature. It benefits from lite shade.

Regional...

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

Grenoble,
Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Perris, California
Pleasant Hill, California
Reseda, California
Henderson, Nevada
Pflugerville, Texas



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