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A picture of a Thelocactus bicolor

Thelocactus bicolor

Thelocactus bicolor

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

11b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

20cm

Max

15cm

10cm

Min

5cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Thelocactus bicolor Overview

This is a perennial cactus, with a spiny, pillar-like singular stem, which is globe-shaped to erect. The stem has more than 10 prominent ribs, lined with pronounced tubercles sprouting 2-toned yellow and red radial spines, and 4 longer yellow central spines. The flowers are pinkish purple and trumpet-shaped.

How to propagate Thelocactus bicolor

Seed

You can propagate from offsets or seeds in the spring or summer.

Other uses of Thelocactus bicolor

Grown for its appearance and flowers.