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Geohintonia mexicana

Family: Cactaceae
Common Name: Geohintonia
Plant Type:
  • perennial
  • succulent and cactus
Height to: 4 1/2"
Width to: 4"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 70 to 60ºF ZONE 13
  • 80 to 70ºF ZONE 14
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Description: Diurnal, funnel shaped deep pink to magenta flowers emerge apically, 3/4 - 1 1/2" across.
Soil Type: Moderately fertile, slightly alkaline, sharply drained, humus rich
Pests and Diseases: Scale
Propagation: Sow seed at 59-70f/15-21c in spring or summer.
Native to: Sierra madre oriental in nuevo leon, mexico
Notes for Identification: A sometimes columnar, solitary subglobose cactus.   data source: the american horticultural society a to z encyclopedia of garden plantsgeohintonia mexicana was discovered on september 24, 1991, and described as a new genus in the family cactaceae. The genus was named after or its discoverer george s. Hinton. As its specific name suggests, the plant is found in mexico (nuevo león), where it grows on gypsum hills near galeana.  
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Succulents
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