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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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Location: Cisco, Tx (between Dallas and Abilene)Date: 2015-06-22
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Location: In my collection. Poland.Date: 2017-09-09
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Location: In my collection. Poland.Date: 2017-09-09
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2018-06-01
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Location: From my collection. Poland.Date: 2019-07-11
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