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Coryphantha sulcata (Engelm.) Britt. & Rose
Nipple Cactus, Pineapple cactus
Synonyms: Mammillaria sulcata
USDA Symbol: cosu7
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Bloom InformationBloom Color: White , Pink
Bloom Time: Feb , Mar
TX Native Habitat:
Throughout Southwestern United States in rocky soil, in deserts, and grasslands, along sandy beaches. USDA Native Status: L48(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use:
Low Light Requirement:
Sun Soil Moisture:
Dry Cold Tolerant:
well drained soils- sandy clay, caliche Conditions Comments:
One of the wonderful cold hardy Texas native
clumping cacti that should not be collected from natural areas unless it is threatened where it is growing and permission is given. Keep this cute, small, light golden yellow flowered cactus happy with mininal moisture in the growing season and on the dry side in winter or it will rot. Germinates well from fresh seed. It tends to grow in groups in nature and recovers slowly from damage.
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: High
PropagationPropagation Material: Seeds
Description: Easiest from seed
Commercially Avail: yes
Maintenance: keep on the dry side. Natural rainfall is usually enough moisture in the garden
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Record Modified: 2007-08-17
Research By: NPC