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Turbinicarpus alonsoi Live Cactus Growing in a 2.5 Inch

Turbinicarpus alonsoi Live Cactus Growing in a 2.5 Inch

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Turbinicarpus alonsoi is a rare and intriguing species of cactus native to Mexico. It belongs to the family Cactaceae and is part of the Turbinicarpus genus, which consists of small, globular or cylindrical cacti known for their fascinating appearance and often intricate patterns of spination and flowers.

Turbinicarpus alonsoi is a small, solitary cactus with a globular or cylindrical shape. It typically grows to a diameter of about 2-3 inches (5-8 cm) and a height of 1.5-2 inches (4-5 cm). The plant's body is dark green or bluish-green, often with prominent tubercles (rounded projections) arranged in spirals or rows. These tubercles give the cactus a textured or ribbed appearance.

Like many cacti in the Turbinicarpus genus, Turbinicarpus alonsoi features spines that can vary in color and length. The cactus is adorned with short spines in clusters around the tubercles. These spines can be white, yellowish, or reddish-brown and are usually straight or slightly curved.

When mature and under appropriate conditions, Turbinicarpus alonsoi produces small, colorful flowers. The flowers emerge from the top of the cactus and can be white, pink, or pale yellow in color. They are relatively small but add to the beauty of the plant.

Turbinicarpus alonsoi is indigenous to Mexico, specifically found in the state of San Luis Potosí. In its natural habitat, it grows in rocky areas or among limestone rocks in desert or semi-desert regions. Cultivating this cactus requires well-draining soil and a warm, dry environment. It's typically grown by cactus enthusiasts and collectors who appreciate rare and unique species.

Like many cacti in its genus, Turbinicarpus alonsoi faces threats in the wild due to habitat destruction and illegal collection. Consequently, it is considered a rare and endangered species, leading to conservation efforts aimed at preserving its natural habitats and ensuring its survival in cultivation.

Turbinicarpus alonsoi is prized by cactus enthusiasts for its compact size, unique appearance, and the challenge it presents in cultivation due to its rarity. It's often sought after by collectors of rare and unusual cacti due to its limited availability and striking visual appeal.

This is for the a plant similar to the one shown growing in a 2.5" container shipped bare root. All of our plants are grown in the beautiful Temecula Valley in sunny Southern California, and we ship within the United States. Shipping is done Monday thru Friday. Heat packs are available at $3 each and they add a half pound to shipping weight.
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