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Eriosyce chilensis

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The photography depicts the flower buds at 10 AM just starting to open,
in the following picture - two hours later -  the same plant  at anthesis.

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Eriosyce chilensis

Synonyms:  Neoporteria chilensis
 

 



Eriosyce (Neoporteria) chilensis FK3 La Ligua

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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