Obregonia denegrii
Obregonia denegrii
Obregonia denegrii
Obregonia denegrii
Obregonia denegrii
Obregonia denegrii
Obregonia denegrii
Obregonia denegrii
Obregonia denegrii
Obregonia denegrii
Obregonia denegrii

Obregonia denegrii Artichoke Cactus

(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.)

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. 

Growth Rate

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
Dormancy winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Pink
Frost Tolerance 25 °f (-4° c) for a short period
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11
Height Under 6 in.
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Obregonia denegrii
Shape globose
Sun Exposure Light shade
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Lori I.
United States

Beautiful little Obregonia denegrii

This little cactus adds the extra "oooooo" to my collection. I love it's difference! I was extremely impressed with the packaging of the plants in my order ... extremely. All plants are healthy and currently doing well.

Shelby S.
United States United States


So unique! This cactus has the typical cactus characteristics, but reminds me so much of a flower. Super cute.

Heather K.
United States United States
I recommend this product

It was just one plant, and not 3 like in t...

It was just one plant, and not 3 like in the photo. The shipping was fast and it's a lovely cactus. Thanks.

Jonathan Z.
United States United States

Great quality

It arrived well packed. Size was good and included tags.

Albert O.
United States United States

Beautiful gem of a cactus!

This one arrived looking super strong. Very happy with the purchase.

Obregonia denegrii

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, 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 are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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