Tephrocactus molinensis [cutting] [limited]

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Tephrocactus molinensis (Backeberg): A branching cactus of knobbly stem segments. The stems are bumpy, blue-green, and dotted with rings of glochids. The segments can stack up but easily detach, which tends to keep mature specimens under 7.0" tall. This unrooted cactus ships without a pot and is roughly 2.5" to 4.0" long.

CAUTION: This species has fine, barbed bristles called glochids. Glochids easily detach and can become loose in the box during shipping. They will pierce skin and leather gloves, so use tongs and caution when handling.

This variety of cactus will not survive a frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures it can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. Cactus need bright sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 70% to 80% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply and wait for the soil to completely dry out before watering again.

Full Cactus Guide

Color - Primary

Blue / Blue-green

Color - Secondary

Grey / Silver

Bloom Color

Pink Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Maximum Height

6"-8"

Growth Habit / Shape

Vertical Grower / Tall Stem

Product Format

Unrooted / Bare Root

Special Characteristic

Showy Blooms

Special Characteristic

Slow Grower

Size of Cutting(s)

2.5"-4"

USDA Zone map for average annual extreme minimum temperatures

THIS PLANT IS HARDY IN ZONES 10+

10

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