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Thelocactus bicolor ssp. schwarzii
Scientific Name: Thelocactus bicolor ssp. schwarzii (Backeb.) N.P. Taylor
Synonym: Thelocactus bicolor var. schwarzii, Thelocactus schwarzii, Ferocactus bicolor var. schwarzii
Family: Cactaceae
Thelocactus  bicolor ssp. schwarzii
Thelocactus bicolor ssp. schwarzii at the Wallace's collection in Phoenix in April
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Tamaulipas)

Growth Habits: Usually solitary, bluish green stem, up to 3.2 inches tall (8 cm), 2.88 inches in diameter (7 cm) or more; about 13 ribs; whitish areoles; no central spine; 13 to 16 reddish radials, with yellowish tips.

Watering Needs: Summer grower


Thelocactus  bicolor ssp. schwarzii

Blooming Habits:
Pale reddish purple flowers on summer days.

Fruiting Habits:

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