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
|Common Name||Opuntia geometricus|
|Flower||White to light pink|
|Frost Tolerance||-5 (-10) °C|
|Hardiness Zone||9a to 11b|
|Height||15 cm (6 inches)|
|Scientific Name||tephrocactus geometricus alexanderi|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|