Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus
Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus
Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus
Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus
Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus
Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus
Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus
Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus
Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus
Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus
Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus

Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus Molted Candlestick Tree

(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)

Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus, also commonly known as ‘Molted candlestick tree’, can reach up to the height of 15 cm and enter dormancy in winters. This stunning branching cylindrical-shaped cactus has short reddish-purple spines and dark lobes. It originates from Asia and belongs to the Cactaceae family.

Growth Rate

Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus has a slow growth rate.


This plant blooms in spring and produces stunning bright magenta/purple flowers with a yellow center.

Watering and Feeding

Molted candlestick trees are extremely sensitive to overwatering. Water lightly during the winter months and give regular drinks throughout the spring.


Due to its weak and shallow root system, Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus requires porous soil or a light cactus mix.


These cacti have a frost tolerance of -6.7° C (19.94° F) and belong to the hardiness zone of 10 to 11.


This variety of Echinocereus prefers direct sunlight and full sun exposure.


The Molted candlestick tree cactus can be propagated by either offsets or seeds. To take an offset, carefully remove some roots while keeping others attached. Allow them to dry in the open air until a callus forms on the cut end. Then, plant in cactus potting soil in a bright, warm location.

Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus is a beautiful plant with attractive pink flowers. If you are a plant lover, you cannot resist without having it at your home. So, grab it now.

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Blooming Season Spring
Common Name Molted candle stick tree
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Yellow
Frost Tolerance -6.7
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 10 to 11
Height 15 cm
Origin Asia
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus
Shape Branching cylindrical shaped
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Stan A.
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Stunning cactus!

Absolutely beautiful picture perfect cactus. Couldn't have asked for a nicer plant!

John E.
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Again very pleased

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Very happy with my new cactus. I really like that they are shipped safely in their own pots.

Suzi S.
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Very pretty cactus

All the plants ordered from Planet Desert have been excellent….healthy, intact and the packaging was quite thorough. Delivery was fairly fast too. I like this company and will order from them again.

Sarah G.
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Absolutely Wonderful

I bought an Echinocereus Pectinatus Rubispinus and I am beyond excited and happy with my purchase and experience. Shipping was very fast and the protective packaging for my cactus was great. My cactus does have a small lean to it, but that just gave it more character to me. I absolutely love it and will definitely be purchasing again! Thank you so much!

Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus

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