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Matucana intertexta
Scientific Name: Matucana intertexta F. Ritter
Synonym: Submatucana intertexta, Borzicactus intertextus
Family: Cactaceae
Matucana  intertexta
Matucana intertexta at a Central Arizona Cactus Society show.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10b-12

Frost Tolerance: Keep above 45F (8C), some species will take frost for a short period of time if kept dry

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Peru (Cajamarca)

Growth Habits: Usually solitary, up to 12 inches tall (30 cm), 7 inches in diameter (18 cm)

Watering Needs: Keep warm and water less in winter, needs good drainage.


As Borzicactus intertextus at the HBG

Matucana intertexta at Ets. Kuentz in France

Blooming Habits:
Orange flowers with violet margins, in summer, up to 3 inches long (7 cm), 1.2 inches wide (3 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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