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Echinocereus sp., Hedgehog Cactus

Echinocereus sp.

Hedgehog Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Mexico
Small plant 2-5 ftFull sunSemi-shadeModerate waterDry conditionsPink flowersWhite, off-white flowersRed, crimson, vinous flowersYellow, orange flowersAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsThorny or spinySubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

There is about 100 taxa of Echinocereus. The different species have a large range of colors from green to yellow, pink, orange, and red.

As is often the case in cactus genera, the bigger species will take full sun while the smaller species like some shade.


Echinocereus acifer

Echinocereus adustus

Echinocereus albispinus

Echinocereus engelmannii

Echinocereus fitchii

Echinocereus morricalii

Echinocereus pentalophus

Echinocereus polyacanthus

Echinocereus reichenbachii

Echinocereus rigidissimus

Echinocereus subinermis

Echinocereus viridiflorus

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