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Care of the plant Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis or Coryphantha maiz-tablensis.

Care of the plant Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis or Coryphantha maiz-tablensis

The genus Coryphantha, family Cactaceae, includes 40 species of cactus native to Mexico and the southwestern United States. Some species are: Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis, Coryphantha macromeris, Coryphantha elephantides, Coryphantha durangensis, Coryphantha cornifera, Coryphantha compacta, Coryphantha andreae, Coryphantha octacantha, Coryphantha sulcata, Coryphantha werdermannii, Coryphantha recurvata, Coryphantha ottonis, Coryphantha pallida.

This species is native to San Luis Potosí, Mexico.

They are cacti with a solitary dark green body that turn into tussocks; they reach 10 cm in height. The large conical tubercles are arranged vertically and have wool in the armpits. They have 4-5 fine white radial spines. The flowers are cream-colored, reach 4 cm in diameter and appear at the apex. The fruit is green.

They are used in pots that are wider than they are deep for balconies, terraces, greenhouses and bright and well ventilated interiors.

Coryphantha maiz-tablasensis prefers full sun exposure and high temperatures. The winter safety temperature is 3 ºC.

The soil can be a mixture, in equal parts, of coarse siliceous sand, peat and heather soil. The transplant is done in spring.

Water moderately waiting for the substrate to be completely dry. In winter there is no need to water.

Fertilize in mid-spring with mineral cactus fertilizer.

Pruning is not necessary.

The biggest enemy of these plants is overwatering that causes root rot.

They propagate easily by seeds sown in spring or by rooting of suckers if the plant produces them.

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