Five-Spine Rating -
Yes - small container size plant. This variety will occupy a small flower pot comfortably and remain a manageable sized house plant.
Yes - tolerates low light levels. This variety will do well as a houseplant in locations with short periods of direct sun and some indirect or filtered light.
Yes - does well with cool winter time temperatures. This variety will tolerate temperatures down below 50 °F. if the roots are kept dry, and will do very well in a home with energy saving thermostat setting.
Yes - easy care root system. This variety stores water in the parts of the plant which are above the soil leaving the root system small enough to fit into a proportionally sized flower pot.
This variety is unlikely to flower as a house plant and they should be chosen with flowering as a low priority.
Potential living space locations include; East, West windows, but a South window or a three to four seasons room will work better where the plants get more sun. This species will tolerate very cool days and cold nights, but will need the temperatures to remain above 20 °F. In general for this species; Escobaria minima must never left outdoors unless it is being kept in a climate very similar to its natural habitat. These plants are very fragil and can suffer from fungal infections when exposed to outdoor conditions.
Their flowers are usually magenta.
The main stem grows to be less than an inch wide and less than an inch wide. In propagation these plants produce offsets quickly and the plant grows into a low clustering mound.
plant propagation origin
Plants and seeds are grown and propagated by windowsillcactus.com.
items included in purchase
Purchase price includes a bare-root Escobaria minima plant.
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