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A picture of a Tephrocactus Cactus

Tephrocactus Cactus

Tephrocactus spp.

Tephrocactus articulatus (8416056000) by Dick Culbert (CC BY 2.0)

Full Sun
Light watering


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A green Tephrocactus cactus plant
A close up of a flowering Tephrocactus plant

Tephrocactus Cactus Overview

Tephrocactus is a genus containing around 10 perennial species that are endemic to Argentina, Bolivia and northern Chile. These plants reside in the Cactaceae family, they are popular with cactus hobbyists as indoor specimens. Tephrocactus plants are also often grown as landscaping plants in warm dry climates. The stems of these plants grow in distinct rounded segments that detach readily and plants in cultivation rarely flower.

Special features of Tephrocactus Cactus

Attractive flowers