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Thelocactus setispinus

Synonym(s) Echinocactus setispinus
Common name miniature barrel cactus; hedgehog cactus
Family cactaceae
Life cycle perennial (Z9-11)
Flowers yellow/red (spring-summer)
Size to 24"
Light sun
Cultural notes dry soil
From seed germinates at room temperature
detailed seed-starting info below

Forms a nearly spherical body ridged with vertical rows of spines. Showy flowers. Horticulturally mostly a pot specimen, from what I can tell, but I'll try to grow ours outdoors. A fool's errand in our steamy, winter-wet Gulf Coast climate, for sure, but I can try, can't I?

This plant used to grow in our garden, but it slipped away...

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Seed-starting details for this plant

  1. Seed from NARGS '17/'18 exchange. Baggy 70F (82%G, 6-15d)
  2. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (55%G, 10-30d)
  3. Same seed as above. Baggy 70F (17%G, 10-25d)

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