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Thelocactus bicolor

Glory of Texas

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.1m to 0.2m
  • Spread0.05m to 0.15m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourRed, purple, pink

Description

Thelocactus bicolor (Glory of Texas). This is a perennial cactus, with a spiny, pillar-like singular stem, which is globe-shaped to erect. The stem has more than 10 prominent ribs, lined with pronounced tubercles sprouting 2-toned yellow and red radial spines, and 4 longer yellow central spines. The flowers are pinkish purple and trumpet-shaped.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Other common names

Texas pride

Origin

U.S.A, Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for its appearance and flowers.

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Needs

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

Cultivation

They are frost-tender cacti and they grow well in full sun.

Propagation

You can propagate from offsets or seeds in the spring or summer.

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