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 or South windows and three to four season rooms are good, but it will grow better outdoors. Plants will do better if they are provided with cold winter conditions. This is a very cold climate cactus and will survive winters down to almost 0 °F. This variety does best if it is planted in an outdoor rock garden between zones 6 to 8, or if it is in a flower pot it can be put in an unheated room over the winter.
Their flowers are usually creamy white with pink bars running through the center of their peddles.
These small globular cacti are alpine plants of New Mexico and far western Texas. They have very small stems and grow as clumps that continue to make offsets even into the hundreds. All plants are individuals so they vary in size, but it is rare for this species to remain growing as a single stemmed cactus. Their short dense spine covering makes them appear almost completely white. They survive best in very dry conditions and often tend to rot with exposed to soggy soil conditions. They will survive extremely hot summer conditions wet or dry, but need the stay dry in the winter to prevent fungal infections.
New Mexico and far western Texas
plant propagation origin
Plants are grown from seeds by windowsillcactus.com.
items included in purchase
Purchase price includes a bare-root Escobaria sneedii plant.
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