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Wave Cactus, Brain Cactus
Scientific Name: Stenocactus multicostatus 'zacatecasensis'
Synonym: Echinofossulocactus zacatecasensis, Efossus zacatecasensis, Brittonrosea zacatecasensis, Echinofossulocactus multicostatus var. zacatecasensis, Echinocactus zacatecasensis
Family: Cactaceae
Wave Cactus, Brain Cactus (Stenocactus  multicostatus 'zacatecasensis') Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 8b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F (-10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Mexico (north of the state of Zacatecas, Durango)

Growth Habits: Solitary, up to 4 inches tall (10 cm), 4 inches wide (10 cm)

Watering Needs:

Propagation: Seeds

Blooming Habits:
The Stenocactus zacatecasensis has pink flowers with a purplish midstripe

Fruiting Habits:

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