Escobaria hesteri (Y. Wright) Buxbaum
Growth Habits: Clumping, each stem is 1.5 inches wide (4 cm)
Scientific name; Escobaria hesteri
Common names: Hester's foxtail cactus
Synonym: Coryphantha hesteri, Mammillaria hesteri
Etymology: In honour of two brothers from Mexico, Romulo and Numa Escobar,
In honour of J. Pinckney Hester, writer on succulents, who discovered the taxon in 1930
Origin: Brewster County Texas Southwestern USA
Light: Full sun to light shade.
Compost. A free draining mineral cactus mix.
Water: Light watering spring to autumn, Rot prone, keep dry in winter.
Flower: Magenta flowers are 1.3 inches in diameter (3 cm). A prolific bloomer, it blooms intermittently during the summer.
Min temp: Hardy to 15°F (-10°C)
Cultivation: Easy to grow and remains quite a small plant.
Habitat. Grasslands on dry, gravely limestone hills, alluvial fans, and outcrops of novaculite (a hard, fine-grained, silica-rich rock). Elevational range is 1200-1500 metres.
A more in depth look at individual cactus species, a new one is added each month -managed by Hob
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