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Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 10a -1.1 °C (30 °F) to +1.7 °C (35 °F)
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Magenta
Flower Time: Spring
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Conservation status: Near Threatened (NT)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Near Threatened
Common names
  • Biznaga Piedra del Yeso
  • Aztekium

  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Sep 1, 2019 3:24 PM concerning plant:
    Small, globose, grey-green cactus from central Nuevo León in northern Mexico. Solitary. 10-15 ribs, 3 spines, magenta flowers. Slow growing in cultivation.

    The two species in this genus are small, low, dull-colored cacti (in nature) with sharply marked ribs and depressed, wooly centers. They are rock dwellers and pioneer species, growing on limestone or gypsum substrates. Their habitat is the western slopes of the Sierra Madre Oriental in central Nuevo León. A third species (valdezii) was recently described (in 2013) but is not currently accepted by online taxonomic authorities.

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