tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi
tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi

Tephrocactus alexanderi is a small low depressed or erect succulent plant with some spherical branches forming spiny cushions. Common names (spanish) Bola de Indio. This species grows and blooms in a very dry environment on rocky soil, Need to be kept in a cool place during winter rest this is important for the flowers as well as for their health. It prefers a full sun exposure, but should be protected from excessive heat and sun in summer.


Frost tolerance: They tolerate light frost -5 (-10) °C
Sun exposure: Full sun
Origin: provinces of La Rioja and Salta, Argentina
Growth habits: stems 5-5 cm long, 2 to 3 cm thick/ Stems up to 4 cm long/Flowers are large pinkish-white
Watering needs: Susceptible to overwatering but need enough water during growing season


Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season summer
Botanical Name Tephrocactus alexanderi
Common Name Bola de Indio
Dormancy winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color White to light pink
Genus Tephrocactus
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Mature Size 15 cm (6 inches)
Native Area Argentina Catamarca
Resistance 5 (10) °C
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi

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Tephrocactus alexanderi is a small low depressed or erect succulent plant with some spherical branches forming spiny cushions. Common names (spanish) Bola de Indio. This species grows and blooms in a very dry environment on rocky soil, Need to be kept in a cool place during winter rest this is important for the flowers as well as for their health. It prefers a full sun exposure, but should be protected from excessive heat and sun in summer.


Frost tolerance: They tolerate light frost -5 (-10) °C
Sun exposure: Full sun
Origin: provinces of La Rioja and Salta, Argentina
Growth habits: stems 5-5 cm long, 2 to 3 cm thick/ Stems up to 4 cm long/Flowers are large pinkish-white
Watering needs: Susceptible to overwatering but need enough water during growing season


Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Bloom Season summer
Botanical Name Tephrocactus alexanderi
Common Name Bola de Indio
Dormancy winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color White to light pink
Genus Tephrocactus
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11b
Mature Size 15 cm (6 inches)
Native Area Argentina Catamarca
Resistance 5 (10) °C
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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