Stenocactus coptonogonus (Lemaire) A. Berger ex A. W. Hill
Growth Habits: Solitary slow-growing cactus,2 to 4 inches tall (5-10 cm), 3 to 4.5 inches wide (7-11 cm)
Scientific name: Stenocactus coptonogonus
Common names: None known.
Synonym: Ferocactus coptonogonus, Echinocactus coptonogonus, Echinofossulocactus coptonogonus
Etymology: Stenocactus, From the Greek words stenos, meaning narrow, and kaktos, meaning thistle.
Origin: Mexico (Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi)
Light: Full sun to light shade.
Compost: Standard cactus mix is ok.
Water: Regular from spring to autumn allow soil to dry between waterings. Dry in winter.
Flower: Purple and White.
Min temp: Down to about -10C (14F) for short periods.
Comments. Quite an easy plant to grow, good for beginners, takes up little space in a collection.
Image showing flower buds.
A more in depth look at individual cactus species, a new one is added each month -managed by Hob
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