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Uebelmannia





My Uebelmannia pectinifera



    Native to Brazil, Uebelmannia consists of six species of cacti with beautiful color, a velvety waxy texture and interesting spination. Uebelmannia pectinifera is probably the prettiest with it's purple to almost black body and black and white pectinate spines. The genus was named in honour of Werner Uebelmann, a Swiss cacti collector.
    Cultivation of Uebelmannia is basically the same as most cacti, fast draining soil, moderate watering in summer and they must kept warm and dry in winter. They are not very cold tolerant so they are best grown as potted specimens and sheltered in winter. All species are solitary so propagation is only by seed. Small yellow flowers appear in winter and spring.

I have two Uebelmannia
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Uebelmannia
pectinifera

Uebelmannia
buiningii

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