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Matucana paucicostata
Scientific Name: Matucana paucicostata F. Ritter
Synonym: Borzicactus paucicostatus, Submatucana paucicostata
Family: Cactaceae
Matucana  paucicostata
Matucana paucicostata at Kuentz Nursery in early June
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 (Ancash)

Growth Habits: Clustering, spherical when young slowly becoming columnar, up to 6 inches tall (15 cm), 3 inches wide (7 cm)

Watering Needs: Good drainage and deep pot to accommodate its tap root


Blooming Habits:
Purplish pink flower, 2.5 inches long (6 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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