Thelocactus hexaedrophorus lloydii major
(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 lloydii major, commonly known as ‘Suncup’, is a solitary, strong-armed cactus. A native of Southern Brazil, this winter-dormant plant has reddish-white brown central spines with a yellow-colored tip. Suncup belongs to the Cactaceae family and reaches 3-4" inches in height.
The growth rate of the suncup plant is slow.
The white-yellow flowers of this cactus look attractive, especially due to the velvet touch. The blooming season is summer.
Water and Feeding/Fertilizer
Like other cacti, Thelocactus hexaedrophorus also needs moderate water throughout the year. Keep it dry in the winter season.
This plant needs cactus mix soil with an organic blend.
The hardiness of these cacti is 9b to 11, with a frost tolerance of 5° C (41° F).
Suncup needs full sunlight to grow.
This variety of Thelocactus is propagated from seeds.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Sun cup|
|Frost Tolerance||5° c|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Scientific Name||Thelocactus hexaedrophorus|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|