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Ancistrocactus megarhizus

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Features

  • Height0.17m
  • Spread0.08m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourYellow-green
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Ancistrocactus megarhizus. This species is a low growing cactus with dark green ribs and yellow-green flowers in the summer. It has fleshy bulbous white tuber-like taproots.

Also known as Ancistrocactus scheeri.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Cactus

Origin

USA (Texas); Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for the spherical to short, globose to columnar stems.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Gritty
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

When in growth water moderately. They are frost tender, with a minimum of 2C in completely dry conditions. This plant needs sun and very well drained soil. May rot if over-watered.

Propagation

By seed.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to mealy bugs

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