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Peeble's Navajo Cactus
Scientific Name: Pediocactus peeblesianus (Croizat) L.D.Benson
Synonym: Pediocactus peeblesianus var. maianus, Utahia peeblesiana, Navajoa peeblesiana, Echinocactus peeblesianus, Toumeya peeblesiana
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: USA (northern Arizona), 5000 50 5500 feet elevation (1500-1650 m), in well drained soils.

Growth Habits: Generally solitary, globose stem, up to 1 inch tall (2.5 cm), 0.6 inch in diameter (1.5 cm); no central spine; 4 fibrous radial spines, up to 0.24 inch long (6 mm). The plant retracts in the soil during dry weather.

Watering Needs: Although the area this cactus is coming from is very dry, it has a rainy season in winter and one in late summer, as is typical in Arizona.

Propagation: Seeds

Cultural Practices:
Use a soil with little organic material.

Blooming Habits:
Yellow to yellow green flowers in mid-April to early May in habitat, 1 inch in diameter (2.5 cm). They are not self-fertile. The fruit is tan.

Fruiting Habits:

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