Coryphantha cornifera
Coryphantha cornifera
Coryphantha cornifera
Coryphantha cornifera
Coryphantha cornifera
Coryphantha cornifera
Coryphantha cornifera
Coryphantha cornifera
Coryphantha cornifera
Coryphantha cornifera

Coryphantha Cornifera Rhinoceros cactus

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)

Coryphantha Cornifera is a cylindrical shaped succulent that belongs to the Cactoideae family. Also known as Rhinoceros Cactus, the plant is native to Mexico and can grow up to a height of 6 inches. The plant goes dormant in winter. 

Growth Rate

Even though it is a slow-growing cactus, it is fairly easy to cultivate. While it flowers very early, it does take about 8 to 12 years to reach its typical height.

Flowering

During the growing seasons which are spring, summer, and fall, you will see the blooming of yellow and occasionally, red-colored flowers. 

Watering and Feeding

When potting, water slowly and wait for the water to flow out the bottom. Water once or twice a week in the growing season to ensure the soil is slightly wet at all times. Water once a week in winter. Feed once a week with a liquid fertilizer only during the growing seasons.

Soil

With a pH value of 6-7, create fertile and water-permeable soil. To make it fertile, add a small amount of organic potting and vermiculite. 

Hardiness

Even though Rhinoceros Cactus loves a sunny situation it has a frost tolerance of -7°C. With a hardiness zone of 9a to 11b, it prefers to be grown outdoors than indoors.

Light

Coryphantha Cornifera love bright, direct light and should be given at least 6 to 8 hours of the same. Keep it away from blazing sunlight in the summer. 

Propagation

While seeding is one of the methods of propagation, division and grafting is the most common ones. This is because they are faster and only require basic succulent knowledge. 

As a precaution, you can spray water around the plant when you feel like the temperate is too high. Do not leave any water on the stem.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season spring
Common Name Rhinoceros Cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower yellow
Frost Tolerance -5° C
Growth Rate -
Hardiness Zone 9a-11b
Height 15 cm
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Coryphantha cornifera
Shape cylindrical or globose
Sun Exposure Full sun

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12/13/2021
Karolyn H.
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Lovely cactus

This little gem arrived quickly, safe and sound, well-packaged. It looks very healthy & I can hardly wait 'til spring to see if it blooms.

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12/13/2021
Steven P.
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Planet Desert Experience

I am relatively new to Cacti. But already my collection is into the hundreds. I have bought from a number of online retailers, local sources, and propagated from seed and offsets. While planet desert prices are slightly higher than many online retailers, their quality has been excellent and their packaging superb. I so appreciate not having to clean sphagnum and perlite from between tight Cactus spines. I highly recommend planet desert for their quality Cacti, excellent packaging and shipping, and their great selection.

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Depending on the species and season, you will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase.

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