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  Eriosyce (Neochilenia) cachytayensis ?
(Syn:  Neoporteria cachytaensis)
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Neoporteria (Neochilenia) cachytayensis
 

Description: Long stiff greyish-black spines, young spines are almost black while older one became greyish.
Stem: Very dark almost black.
Cultivation:
 It is a summer grower species. Easy to cultivate but somewhat rot prone if kept in a non ventilated place. Require a very fast draining drying soil, water regularly in summer, but do not overwater.
Needs a full sun exposure (or light shade)  Good heat tolerance. Hardy to at least -5C ( but probably can tolerate - 10 C for brief periods)
Propagation:
Usually propagated from Seeds.
(seldom produces offsets)

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Neoporteria cachytaensis (cachytayensis) ?

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Synonyms:

  • Eriosyce Fa. Uhlig, Stuttgart
  • Neochilenia cachytayensis
  • Pyrrocactus cachytayensis
  • Horridocactus cachytayensis

 

 

 



 

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