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.
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.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Molted candle stick tree|
|Hardiness Zone||10 to 11|
|Scientific Name||Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus|
|Shape||Branching cylindrical shaped|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
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