Echinocereus pectinatus rubispinus
(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Originating in Mexico, this gorgeous cactus has very short reddish purple spines, and dark lobes. When it blossoms it creates beautiful bright magenta/purple flowers with a yellow inside.
Recommended temperature zone: Sunset: 9b-11
Frost tolerance: Light frost only
Minimum avg. temperature: 50°F (10°C)
Sun exposure: Full sun
Origin: Mexico (Chihuahua)
Growth habits: Generally solitary, up to 8" tall (20 cm), up to 2" in diameter (5 cm)
Watering needs: Rot prone, keep dry in winter.
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|