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Cumulopuntia sphaerica
Good ornamental value (A)
Height: 20 cm.
USDA Hardiness Zone 9.  The plant does not tolerate snow, but can tolerate occasional freezing spells of about - 5° C (the typical morning frost of central Chile). Coastal fog/camanchaca: The plants obtain water mainly from condensation. Extremely dry areas with very rare rainfall. The dry season lasts 8 - 12 months and in some years it is possible to have no rainfall at all. Rainfall less than 100 mm/year. Dry, arid areas, with long drought periods of 6 - 10 months. Precipitations of 100 mm - 300 mm. are concentrated in winter. Somewhat dry areas where the drought may last 3 - 5 months. Precipitations of 400 - 800 mm. are concentrated in winter. Fully exposed to the sun. Level areas or slopes facing north. Exposed, but with protection from direct sun through coastal fog (camanchaca).
Cactus Yellow, 7 - 14 petals
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These seeds are generally restocked in: November

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This cactus is one of the most common in Chile. It grows almost everywhere, from the seaside to relatively high elevations (up to 2000 m.). It is a rather small plant, which may grow to about 15 cm. consisting of several oval-shaped sections of 3 - 5 cm., but when it blooms, the flower may be larger than the plant itself and is very showy with its yellow - orange color. This cactus is very easy to propagate, and once you can obtain adult plants from seeds you can continue to propagate it vegetatively by planting new sections. It never grows very big, because when it reaches a heigth of 3 - 4 sections, the upper section tends to fall off, roll down the slope and start a new colony.