How to grow Coryphantha hesteri

Coryphantha hesteri growing cactus of the genus Coryphantha also known as Beehive cactus, Coryphantha hesteri perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant and it’s drought tolerant, can grow in desert, subtropics, mediterranean or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 9b-11 and with the right overwinter care in hardiness zone 9a.

Stem color is green the spine white, the stems in round shape and hive structure.

Coryphantha hesteri flower

Flower color purple the flowers grow on the top and create like crown, flower in trumpet shape

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How to grow Coryphantha hesteri growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

How to propagate:
Daughter plants mostly need to take care when pull it from the ground you take all the roots, take a plastic spatula or something harder depend the soil and uncover the roots, dig around the plant and better to use air blower machine or wash it with stream (but let it dry after)

Cutting – better to take all the cactus and cut it for pieces or else it’s just looks cut in the middle, cut with sterile knife after this let the cut part to stay on the shade to heal it’s might take few weeks and even months, put it on the soil with support (stick or something that won’t fall) cover lightly and lightly from the side and water it small amount of water.

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spiny plant

Recommended planting season?
Spring / Summer

How to plant:
Main problem it’s the spines get into the skin and it’s hard to get next to cactus, need to relocate the cactus with papers cover enough that the spines won’t get to your hands, to put the soil need to use spoon or small shovel to push and tighten the soil, also possible to do it by hand but don’t squeeze.

Pests and diseases:
Snails, root rot

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead stem part and flowers

Size of the plant:
5-20 cm, 2-8 inches

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water, let it dry before watering again

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
No

Growing is also possible in a pot, planter, flowerpot, containers:
Yes, container or clay pot that will be 20-50% bigger (not need deep because the root shallow) for good drainage that important use in the bottom of the container with little rocks like: gravel, lava rocks or pebbles, soil should be cactus potting mix, make holes in the container for good drainage, after few years when the roots fill the container or the soil lose viability, need to switch the soil

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Summer

General information about the flower
Trumpet shape flower, the flowers grow in crown shape in color purple

Scientific name:

Coryphantha hesteri

Alternative names: Escobaria hesteri, Beehive cactus

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