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Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: up to 24 inches tall in cultivation
Plant Spread: individual stems up to 8 inches in diameter, but older plants cluster and will spread wider.
Fruit: Showy
Indehiscent
Fruiting Time: Other: Follows shortly after flowering
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Bi-Color: Yellow with deep red throats
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Provide light
Depth to plant seed: seeds should be covered by only a minimal layer of fine grit.
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Suitable for hanging baskets
Needs repotting every 2 to 3 years
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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Common names
  • Hedgehog Cactus
  • Miniature Barrel Cactus
  • Twisted Rib Cactus

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Photo by Jai_Ganesha

Date: August 2018

Date: August 2018
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-11-15
Location: Cisco, Tx (between Dallas and Abilene)
Date: 2015-06-22
Location: In my collection. Poland.
Date: 2017-09-09
Location: In my collection. Poland.
Date: 2017-09-09

Date: March
credit: Prenn
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-11-03
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-11-15
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-09-02
Location: Mesa, AZ.
Date: 2015-06-13
Location: Jakarta
Date: 2021-07-15
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2019-07-11
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-08-01
Location: In my collection. Poland.
Date: 2017-09-09
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2018-06-01
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2018-06-01
Location: Mesa, AZ.
Date: 2013-04-13
Location: Mesa, AZ.
Date: 2013-07-02
Location: In my collection. Poland.
Location: South Jordan, Utah, United States
Date: 2018-08-01
Location: Mesa, AZ.
Date: 2015-09-17
T. setispinus in a hanging basket (on the verge of outgrowing it)
Location: In my collection. Poland.
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