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Care of the plant Coryphantha werdermannii or Jibali Pincushion Cactus.

Care of the cacti Coryphantha werdermannii or Jibali Pincushion Cactus

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

Common name: Jibali Pincushion Cactus. This species is native to Coahuila, San Luis Potosí and Puebla, Mexico.

They are solitary cacti (sometimes they produce suckers) of greyish green color and ovoid body that reach 8 cm (3.14") in height. The apex of the cactus has abundant woolness. They have 15-20 white radial spines and up to 4 central spines. The interesting yellow flowers reach 6 cm in diameter.

They are used in pots for terraces, balconies and very illuminated and ventilated interiors.

Coryphantha werdermannii needs full or bright sun exposure and a dry climate. In winter the safety temperature is 4 ºC (39.2 ºF).

The soil can be a mixture, in equal proportions, of coarse siliceous sand and very decomposed leaf mulch or a commercial substrate for cacti.

Water moderately, waiting for the substrate to dry completely. In winter watering is completely suspended.

No pruning or fertilizing.

The greatest danger for these plants is excess watering or humidity.

They propagate easily by seeds sown in spring.

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Coryphantha werdermannii
Coryphantha werdermannii
Coryphantha werdermannii