Dumpling Cactus

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DUMPLING CACTUS, Runyon's Coryphantha

Mammillaria runyonii - Cactaceae, Cactus Family


DESCRIPTION: Prostrate nipple cactus to 2 feet across, usually smaller. Central spines 1 to 4, some with hooks. 

Height: To 5 inches tall. 

Flowers: Showy pink, light purple to purple or rose pink. Spring

Fruit: Oval, 1/2 inch long and green 

Growth rate: Slow

REQUIREMENTS:

Sun: Partial sun

Soil: Any

Drainage: Good 

Water: Do not over water 

Maintenance: Best if left alone

Propagation: Seeds, vegetative divisions, taproot (carrot shaped).

NATIVE HABITAT: Found in extreme southern Rio Grande Plans from Starr to Cameron Counties in gravelly areas.

WILDLIFE USE: Flowers provide nectar and pollen for bees and other flying insects.

COMMENTS: Cactus named in honor of Robert Runyon, a well-known Brownsville, Texas botanist.


DUMPLING CACTUS

 

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