(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).
The stems of this cactus always grow in clusters. It has fiercely armed spines , the spines tend to be the shortest and stoutest.
Blooming season: Echinocereus brandegeei doesn't follow the usual habit of the genus of flowering in spring. It blooms from late July into September. Flowers are seldom seen in cultivation.
A form of Echinocereus brandegeei has been sold as Mammillaria halei in recent years but the latter should be recognisable because one of the differences is that the central spines are faintly tipped brown.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz