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Mammillaria thornberi subsp. yaquensis

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Mammillaria (mam-mil-AR-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: thornberi subsp. yaquensis

Synonym:Mammillaria yaquensis
Synonym:Ebnerella yaquensis
Synonym:Chilita yaquensis
Synonym:Neomammillaria yaquensis
Synonym:Mammillaria thornberi var. yaquensis

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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:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Pink
Magenta (Pink-Purple)
Violet/Lavender
Purple

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
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 Apr 10, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

The subspecies 'thornberi' has thicker stems at 1 inch wide and tapered at the base. The soft and hairy radial spines are not a distinction.
The subspecies 'yaquensis' has more fragile stems at 0.6 inches thick with the soft and hairy radial spines being minute.

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Corona, California



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