Obregonia denegrii Artichoke Cactus
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Obregonia denegrii, commonly known as ‘Artichoke cactus’, is one of the most well-known cacti due to its distinctive artichoke-shaped stem. This Cactaceae family plant is the only member of its single genus and is related to Ariocarpus. It almost always grows as a single plant level with the ground, a sunk and woolly apex. It grows up to a height of 6 inches and is native to Mexico.
Obregonia denegrii is an easy-care plant that has a slow growth rate.
During the late spring or early summer, this eye-catching cactus blooms beautifully. Obregonia produces pink flowers.
Watering and Feeding
Water regularly in the spring and summer, allowing the substrate to dry thoroughly. Reduce watering in the fall, and do not water in the winter. Artichoke cactus do not require fertilizer or pruning.
Obregonia plants prefer calcareous and well-drained soil.
This wonderful cactus has a frost tolerance of 25 ° F (-4° C) for a short period and belongs to the hardiness zone of 9a to 11.
Light shade sun exposure is required for good compact growth of the Artichoke cactus plant.
The Obregonia denegrii plant entirely propagates from seeds. However, the seedlings are tiny and grow slowly, taking one or two years to reach a diameter of 0.1 – 0.2 inches (3 – 5 mm).
Obregonia denegrii or Artichoke Cactus is the best plant to have at your home. It is a great gift option.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late spring/early summer|
|Common Name||Artichoke cactus|
|Frost Tolerance||25 °f (-4° c) for a short period|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9a to 11|
|Height||Under 6 in.|
|Scientific Name||Obregonia denegrii|
|Sun Exposure||Light shade|