Matucana Madisoniorum

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$ 7.30

Matucana Madisoniorum

(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. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).  

Alternately called Submatucana madisoniorum or Borzicactus madisoniorum, it is an attractive small globular plant with ribs resembling Lophophora, the ones that lack spines look so much like peyote that the uninformed may think they actually are.

Habit: Normally solitary globose cactus that may clump with age.

Stem: Flat globular to elongate with age up to 15 cm tall and 10 cm in diameter. One of most endearing feature of this plant is its unusual rough textured blue or grey-green epidermis.

Spines: Sometimes individual plants may be almost entirely spineless, while other specimens are covered with spines or have spines missing on parts of the plant. Seedlings of this species are all densely covered with long, curving spines; however, seedlings from plants growing at lower altitudes will ordinarily lose their spines at maturity, while those from higher altitudes keep theirs, but it is very variable in this respect, and spineless plants can grow spiny offsets, or get just an occasional spine.

Flowers: Forming at the apex from new areoles, zygomorphic tending to lean on one side, bright orange-red with an almost fluorescent sheen making them quite attractive, 3,5 cm in diameter, and slightly longer 5-7 (10) cm long. The buds start as little white/grey furry balls.

Blooming time: Flowers more than once in several flushes throughout the summer and can flower just about all year round give the right conditions.

Fruit: Dry and very fragile. The sides eventually split open forming a cage and allowing the seeds to dribble down the side of the plant.

Remarks: Paul Hutchinson of the University of California Botanical Gardens discovered Matucana madisoniorum about 1963 or so in a valley in Peru. It was firstly described as a species of Borzicactus, then of Submatucana, Gordon Rowley moved this plant to Matucana in 1971, before it was briefly classified in Loxanthocereus and Eomatucana.



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.

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Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, you will get a heat pack free of charge.

To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Care Instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

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