Thelocactus macdowellii
Thelocactus macdowellii
Thelocactus macdowellii
Thelocactus macdowellii
Thelocactus macdowellii
Thelocactus macdowellii
Thelocactus macdowellii
Thelocactus macdowellii
Thelocactus macdowellii
Thelocactus macdowellii

Thelocactus macdowellii

(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)


It is a summer grower species and does not require any special treatment. Water regularly from Spring to Autumn, but do not overwater. Requires full sun or light shade and careful watering to keep plant compact with strong spines. It will stand as much sun as you can give it, as long as there is good air circulation.
Needs good drainage and very porous potting mix, it can become too elongated if compost is too rich.
It will flower much better if it has a cool resting period during the winter, when little or not water is given. Frost Tolerance: Hardy to -7° C.

Description: Solitary cactus that can in time grow several heads.
Stem: Light green, up to 10 cm tall and 10 cm wide.
Flowers: Funnel-shaped, pink (or magenta) with a yellow center and about 6 cm wide Not self-fertile.
Blooming season: Usually flowers only once in mid to late winter (or early spring) but sometimes it can do a 2nd round like it happens with all seasonal bloomers once in a while.

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

Blooming Season Late winter/early spring
Common Name Echinomastus macdowellii
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Pink
Frost Tolerance -7° C
Growth Rate -
Hardiness Zone 9a to 11
Height Under 6 in.
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Thelocactus macdowellii
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Full sun to light shade

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08/02/2022
Nathan K.
United States United States

Addictive stabby friends

Shipping was perfect, hardly a spine out of place, which is surprising for this one with such pronounced spines. And I just can't stop from coming back to Planet Desert, even it is it just to browse their incredible selection.

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NK
08/02/2022
Nathan K.
United States United States

Addictive stabby friends

Shipping was perfect, hardly a spine out of place, which is surprising for this one with such pronounced spines. And I just can't stop from coming back to Planet Desert, even it is it just to browse their incredible selection.

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02/27/2022
Alex
United States United States

Very pretty cactus

It came well packed and has survived for a while! It makes my desk a bit of a nicer place to get work done.

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Thelocactus macdowellii

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