A grafted Pediocactus peeblesianus in my collection

    Pediocactus are small globular cacti from Colorado, Utah, Arizona and New Mexico. The genus contains 8 to 16 species depending on the author, most of which are rare and endangered. Pediocactus generally grow at higher elevations than most cacti and are very cold hardy. Some are solitary and some offset once mature. Most have the ability to contract nearly flush with the ground in times of drought. Flowers come in early spring and colors range from white, yellow, pink or magenta.
    Most Pediocacti can be grown on their own roots if great care care is taken to employ a mineral based well draining mix and carefull watering. They can be rot prone, so some are often grafted. Also grafted specimens tend to offset more readily than those grown on their own roots.

I have one species in my collection.
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Pediocactus peeblesianus
ssp. fickeisenii

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