Button Cactus (Epithelantha micromeris)

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Botanical names:
Epithelantha micromeris Accepted
Cephalomammillaria greggii Synonym
Epithelantha micromeris subsp. pachyrhiza Synonym
Epithelantha micromeris subsp. polycephala Synonym
Epithelantha petri Synonym
Epithelantha micromeris subsp. micromeris Synonym
Cephalomamillaria micromeris Synonym
Epithelantha micromeris subsp. unguispina Synonym
Epithelantha micromeris var. micromeris Synonym
Mammillaria micromeris Synonym
Epithelantha micromeris subsp. greggii Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8b -9.4 °C (15 °F) to -6.7 °C (20 °F)
Fruit: Showy
Indehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Other: Light Pink
Bloom Size: Under 1"
Flower Time: Spring
Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Edible Parts: Fruit
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-05-01Epithelantha micromeris v. unguispina
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-05-07
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-04-13Epithelantha micromeris v. unguispina
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-04-21Epithelantha micromeris v. unguispina
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