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Stenocactus obvallatus
Scientific Name: Stenocactus obvallatus (A.P. de Candolle) A. Berger
Synonym: Echinofossulocactus caespitosus, Efossus pentacanthus, Brittonrosea pentacantha, Echinocactus anfractuosus var. pentacanthus, Stenocactus pentacanthus, Echinocactus pentacanthus, Efossus obvallatus, Brittonrosea obvallata, Echinofossulocactus obvallatus, Echinocactus obvallatus, Echinofossulocactus pentacanthus
Family: Cactaceae
Stenocactus  obvallatus
as 'Stenocactus pentacanthus' at Miles 2 Go
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25F (-4C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Some direct sun

Origin: Mexico (Tamaulipas, Queretaro to Mexico D.F.)

Growth Habits: Globular cactus, usually solitary, up to 4 inches in diameter (10 cm)

Watering Needs:


Blooming Habits:
The plants known as Stenocactus pentacanthus have long lasting bluish flowers in early spring. The flowers can be up to 1.5 inches in diameter (4 cm). Stenocactus obvallatus has white or pale yellow flowers with pink mid-veins.

Fruiting Habits:

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