Turbinicarpus zaragosae

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Turbinicarpus zaragosae

Synonyms- Gymnocactus subterraneus v zaragosae, Neolloydia  subterraneus v zaragosae,

                 Turbinicarpus subterraneus v zaragosae.


   Body- Solitary, globular to cylindrical, 150mm high 50mm wide greenish-blue.

   Root- Semi-taproot.

   Tubercles- Pyramidal, conical.

   Spines- Radials- 21-25 bent slightly backwards, glassy white with brown tip 3-6mm long.

               Centrals- 2, brownish black turning grey with age, 15-20mm long.

   Flowers- Slender funnel form, pale yellow to violet 18-20mm long, 15mm wide.

   Fruits- Greenish-brown small.

Distribution- Found in the municipalities of Zaragosae in the state of Nuevo Leon (Mexico).

               Altitude 1500-1700m


This species is easy to cultivate fast growing. Requires full sun and careful watering to keep plant compact and low. Will benefit from adding up to 30% Gypsum to the potting mix.


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