(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All 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.)
A common name includes Hedgehog cactus.
Flower: Yellow, with a deep red center.
Blooming season: Summer to Fall.
Cultivation and propagation: This species is easy and well worth growing. It requires little care once they have reached a nice flowering size. Thelocactus setispinus is suited for any rich, well-drained soil in full sun throughout the year (but does better with some light shade in the summer).
This plant needs plenty of water (indicatively to about once a week). Avoid wetting the bodies of these plants while they are in sunlight. A wet cactus in the sunlight can cause sun burning which can lead to scars or even fungal infections and death.
Frost tolerance: In winter keep completely dry at 5°C this usually aids in maintaining a healthier plant, but it is hardy as less as -12 to -7°C depending on the origin.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Miniature barrel cactus|
|Flower||Silky yellow with orange|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||10a to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Hamatocactus setispinus|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|