Ariocarpus fissuratus

Scientific Name:  Ariocarpus fissuratus
Synonyms:  Anhalonium fissuratus
Common Name:  Living Rock Cactus
Other Names:  False Peyote
Etymology:  Ariocarpus: aria (a type of oak); carpos (fruit) [Greek]
Fissuratus: fissura (to crack or split) [Latin]
Anhalonium: an- (without); halonion (small threshing floor) [Greek]
Origin:  Mexico
Light:  Full sun.
Soil:  Lean mix: 1 part potting soil to 2 parts coarse sand.
Water:  Dry: Keep soil relatively dry but don't abuse. This plant needs less water than most cacti.
Min Temperature:  32F.
Blooms:  Pink
Comments:  This cactus grows low to the ground and consists of grey-green tubercles originating from a large tap root. The tubercles have splits in them. Pink flowers appear in Fall and reveal a plant in the wild that is normally camouflaged.
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