Flattened to globular cactus that can grow to be 10cm tall and 12 cm or more in diameter. It has curly, amber colored spines. In nature they grow very slowly but in a greenhouse they grow fairly quickly.
Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade or light shade. No severe sunlight.
Waterings: Regular watering needs, let the soil dry out between waterings.
Blooming habits: Yellow to golden flowers that stay open day and night.
Hardiness: They need a minimum temperature of 10° C, but may to survive a light frost.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Spring and summer|
|Common Name||Matucana aureiflora|
|Flower||Yellow to golden|
|Frost Tolerance||0 c|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||11 b|
|Scientific Name||Submatucana aureiflora|
|Shape||Flattened to globular|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
Submatucana aureiflora has wild-looking, colorful spines, reddish brown near the roots, transitioning to pale beige. But the spines are flexible so they won't poke your fingers.
Beautiful and healthy plant. Thank you so much.