Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus

  • Echinocereus is a species of hedgehog cactus up to 14 inches (35 cm) tall. It commonly remains single but old plants, sometime branch and form a a loosely clumped cluster. The stem is usually solitary, globose to cylindrical up to 5 inches (13 cm) in diameter almost hidden by the short interlocking spines. The spines are yellow, pinkish or brownish. The flowers are funnel-shaped, borne on the sides of the stems, diurnal, intense pink (but also magenta, lavender or yellow to near-whitish) with a white-greenish base, up to 3 inches (8 cm) long and in diameter.
    ** Shipped Bareroot.
  • Light: Bright light, but needs light shade during the hottest months of summer.
    Water: Water moderately in the summer but keep the cactus completely dry in the winter when temperatures are from 40 to 60 degrees.
    Soil: Porous, well-drained, do not let the cactus sit in soggy soil for more than a day or two.
    Fertilizer: During the summer growing season.
  • USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)
    USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
    USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)
    USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

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