Thelocactus hexaedrophorus
Thelocactus hexaedrophorus
Thelocactus hexaedrophorus
Thelocactus hexaedrophorus
Thelocactus hexaedrophorus
Thelocactus hexaedrophorus
Thelocactus hexaedrophorus
Thelocactus hexaedrophorus
Thelocactus hexaedrophorus
Thelocactus hexaedrophorus
Thelocactus hexaedrophorus

Thelocactus hexaedrophorus

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Blooming Season Summer
Common Name Sun cup
Dormancy Winter
Flower Yellow
Frost Tolerance 5° c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 3-4 "
Origin Southern brazil
Scientific Name Thelocactus hexaedrophorus lloydii major
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Full sun


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(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

 

          Thelocactus hexaedrophorus

 

This is a Solitary and strongly armed cactus, it is a depressed-globose,  about 8 to 12 cm broad, grey to bluish-green,

Thick but low, often wider than long, sometimes can grow up to 4 cm. wide; flowering groove rather conspicuous but narrow, extending from spines to about half-way to axil of tubercle;

 

Spines: It has 1-3 reddish-white-brown central spines with sharp yellowish-crimson tips, the longer ones up to 6 cm, and 6-8 reddish-white brown radial spines per areole. Ascending from and curved outward from middle, terete and somewhat angled at base. The spines are often highly coloured and maintain that bright tint on at least part of the spines for a long time but bleach out to a pale grey-brown as they became older.

 

Flowers: Light pink to almost white with a darker midline, never deep purplish pink. Filaments whitish, anthers honey/yellow, style yellowish, (eventually pinkish at top), stigma lobes pinkish/yellowish.

Spines are creamy-white to greysh-pink but wet spines are are bright red.

 

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family

Conservation status: Listed in CITES Appendix II

 

Cultivation: It is a summer growing species, easy to cultivate. Water regularly from spring to autumn, but do not overwater. It can become too elongated if the compost is too rich. Requires full sun or light shade and careful watering to keep plant compact with strong colored spines. It needs good drainage and a very porous potting mix.  In winter, keep dry.

 

 

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

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05/03/2021
Dylan B.
United States United States
Cute thelocactus

I received this thelocactus lloydii in excellent condition. I am looking forward to watching it grow and flower.

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11/24/2020
Sean D.
United States United States
Plant arrived in perfect condition, despite shipping delay.

This plant came in perfect condition, despite the shipment being delayed by about two weeks by USPS. Very professional, top notch supplier of cacti and succulents.