General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Common names
  • Giant Chin Cactus
  • Macho Corota

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  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Oct 6, 2019 1:32 PM concerning plant:
    Flattened globose cactus to 12 inches or so with pale pink or white flowers. Stem is green or blue-green and solitary with 10-30+ ribs and raised, rounded tubercles. Spines emerge brownish, reddish or blackish and fade to gray. 1-3 straight central spines, 10-15 curved radial spines clasping the stem. From northern Argentina. Two former subpecies (the type and tilcarense, from a limited area near Tilcara) have been reduced to synonymy with the species.

    This is a very large plant for the genus and relatively common in cultivation. The spines are attractive and mature plants look great in bloom. Provide ample space and good drainage in containers.
Discussion Threads about this plant
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Why are they called "chin cacti" anyway. by skopjecollection Dec 1, 2018 2:38 PM 1

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