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Maihuenia poeppigii
Family:Cactaceae
Endemic
Good ornamental value (A)
Height: 10 cm.
USDA Hardiness Zone 7, even 6b. The plant tolerates low temperatures (-15° C even  -20° C), it can be covered by snow for months (1 - 8 months). Humid areas, with almost constant rainfall. Short dry periods are possible (generally not longer than 1 month). 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.
Shrub Yellow, 7 - 14 petals White, 7 - 14 petals
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These seeds are generally restocked in: March

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One packet contains at least 40 seeds.

This cactus is very interesting for cultivation for several reasons. Firstly, this cactus grows in mountains and in winter it is covered by snopw during several months. Few cacti in the world can do that. For this same reason, it is very important to carry out cold stratification of the seeds. Secondly, this cactus is edible and has very big fruits, compared to its size. Thirdly, it grows fast and begins fruiting just in a few years. You should consider that most edible cacti may take up to 10 years before starting to produce fruits. This one is fast.