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Looking for a low-maintenance cactus that can add some charm to your indoor or outdoor space? Look no further than the Echinopsis oxygona (previously known as Echinopsis multiplex) native to South America! It is commonly known as the Easter Lily cactus due to its large, white, lily-like flowers that bloom during the Easter season. It is also known as the easter lily plant and night-blooming cereus. It gets its botanical name from the Greek words "ehinus" (hedgehog) and "opsis" (spines and shapes).  

This fast-growing easter lily cactus has a ribbed stem that can grow up to 12 inches tall and 6 inches wide. It has a cylindrical, globular body that is light green in color and covered in white spines. With sweetly scented, funnel-shaped white or pink flowers, these easter lily cactus bloom once a year around easter or early summer. It has very large fragrant nocturnal flowers, and many plant lovers are willing to care for it all year for one or a few magical nights with exotic charm. On warm days in summer, the Echinopsis oxygona flowers bloom at dusk and wilt the following afternoon.  

It is a relatively rapidly growing species that will make large clumps given the best conditions. The easter lily cactus is extremely resistant to cultivation and easily propagated by offsets from the mother plant. This mat-forming easter lily cactus plant is sure to be a hit with both experienced gardeners and beginners alike.  

Watering Needs

The Easter Lily cactus is a drought-tolerant plant that requires minimal watering but not too much moisture. Overwatering can cause root rot and other issues. The Echinopsis cactus should be watered sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely before watering again. During the growing season, which is typically in the spring and hot summer season (the blooming period), it should be watered once in 2-3 weeks.  

Because there is much more sun exposure, even on a shaded porch, a potted Easter lily cactus kept outside typically requires more water than the same plant kept indoors.  

In the winter months, the cactus plant should be watered even less frequently, about once a month. When watering the Easter Lily plant, it is important to use well-drained soil and a pot with drainage holes. The cactus should be watered until the soil is moist, but not soaked. Any excess water should be allowed to drain out of the pot. 

Light Requirements

The Easter Lily cactus requires bright full sunlight or partial shade to thrive. Native to warm locations, this cactus is used in bright, sunny conditions. However, prolonged direct sunlight can burn the Echinopsis cactus and cause damage. Therefore, it is best to place it in a location where it can receive bright light for most of the day. If you are growing the easter lily cactus indoors, a south-facing window is a good choice. 

If the Easter Lily cactus is not receiving enough light, it may become leggy and weak. It may also fail to flower. If this occurs, it is important to move the cactus to a brighter location. If the cactus is receiving too much light, the cactus may turn yellow or brown, and it may become dehydrated. In this case, the easter lily plants should be moved to a location with less direct sunlight. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

The Easter Lily cactus prefers well-draining potting soil that is slightly acidic. We believe the best option is to use our specialty cactus potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and organic mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your cactus to thrive.The soil should not be too heavy or compact, as this can lead to issues with drainage and root rot. A pot with drainage holes is also important to ensure that excess water can drain out of the soil. 

During the growing season, which is typically in the spring, the easter lily cactus benefits from occasional fertilization as a portion of plant food. A balanced natural fertilizer (NPK) can be used once a year to encourage healthy growth and flowering. However, it is important not to over-fertilize the easter lily cactus, as this can lead to salt buildup in the soil and other issues. During the winter months, this cactus does not need to be fertilized, as it can cause stunted growth or other fungal diseases. 

Hardiness Zones & More 

The Echinopsis oxygona is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11. This means that it can tolerate temperatures down to 35 degrees Fahrenheit and is resistant to light frost for short periods. If you live in a colder climate, the easter lily cactus should be grown in a container and brought indoors during the cold weather. 

In addition to its hardiness zone requirements, the easter lily cactus prefers warm temperatures and does best in temperatures between 65 and 74F. It also prefers low humidity, so it may not do well in areas with high humidity levels. 

With the help of Echinopsis oxygona easter lily cactus, you'll start to spend less time maintaining your garden and more time taking in its beauty! 

Bloom Season Late spring
Bloom Season Late spring, mid summer
Botanical Name Echinopsis oxygona
Common Name Easter lily cactus, night blooming cactus
Common Name Easter lily cactus, Night blooming cactus, Easter lily plant
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color White
Flower Color White, pink
Genus Echinopsis
Growth Habit Globular
Growth Habit Spherical
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Hardiness Zone 8 11(USDA)
Mature Size 12 in. tall, 6 in. wide
Mature Size 1218 in. tall
Mature Size 1218 in. tall, 24 in.wide
Native Area Argentina
Native Area Argentina, Bovilia, Southern Brazil
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By offsets
Resistance Drought tolerant
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, deer resistance, pest resistant
Resistance Drought tolerant, mild frost tolerant, deer resistance
Soil PH 6.5
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Cactus potting mix soil
Special Features Night blooming cactus
Sun Exposure Full sun
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Moderate

Pests & Common Problems of Easter Lilly Cactus

The Easter Lily cactus is generally a hardy plant that is reputedly resistant to many pests or diseases. However, it can be susceptible to mealybugs and spider mites, especially if it is stressed or not receiving the proper easter cactus care. Insecticide soap or neem oil can be used to treat these pests. 

Rot: Overwatering is one of the most common problems with the Easter Lily cactus. This can lead to root or stem rot and other issues. To avoid overwatering, it is important to allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. The cactus should also be planted in well-draining soil and a pot with drainage holes. 

Sunburn: The easter lily cactus can be susceptible to sunburn if they are exposed to direct sunlight. It is important to place the lily cactus in a location that receives bright, indirect light and to avoid placing it in direct sunlight. If the cactus starts to turn brown and dry out, this is a sign of sunburn, and the easter lily plant should be moved to a shadier location. 

FAQs - Easter Lilly Cactus Plant 

How do you take care of an Easter lily cactus? 

The Easter Lily cactus, also known as Echinopsis oxygona, is a low-maintenance plant that thrives with minimal care. To care for it, water it well, plant it in a well-draining soil mix, and allow it bright light for at least 4-6 hours daily. Fertilize it once a year with a balanced fertilizer NPK, repot every 2-3 years, and prune it to control its shape and size.  

Wear gloves and use sharp, clean scissors when pruning. With proper care, the Easter Lily cactus can add exotic beauty to any home or garden. 

How often does an Easter lily cactus flower? 

The Easter Lily cactus, also known as Echinopsis oxygona, typically blooms once a year in the late spring or early summer. The flowers are large, fragrant, and typically bloom at night. The cactus may produce multiple flowers during the blooming season, and the flowers typically last for only one night before wilting.  

Overall, the Easter Lily cactus is a beautiful and unique plant that can add a touch of exotic beauty to any home or garden. 

What is the scientific name of the Easter lily cactus? 

The scientific name of the Easter lily cactus is Echinopsis oxygona, a mat-forming succulent with globular ribbed stem. It is also commonly known as the Easter Lily cactus due to its large, white, lily-like flowers that bloom during the Easter season. It is also known as the easter lily plant and night-blooming cereus. 

Do Easter lily cacti need sunlight? 

Yes, the Easter Lily cactus needs sunlight to thrive. This cactus species prefers bright sunlight for at least 4-6 hours daily and can tolerate a few hours of direct sunlight each day. However, it is important to avoid exposing the cactus to intense, direct sunlight for long periods of time, as this can cause the leaves to become dehydrated and damaged.  

If the cactus is not receiving enough light, it may become leggy and weak and may fail to flower. Overall, the Easter Lily cactus is a low-maintenance plant that can thrive with the right amount of sunlight and care.

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Nice size and healthy as always

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Echinopsis oxygona Easter Lily Cactus

I was OK, Lopsided though. I expected better perfection from Planet Desert.

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04/03/2023
Vera M.
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Cactus

Great!

GW
04/12/2023
Gary W.
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Ech Oxygona

Nicely rooted specimen. Super fast delivery! Thank you so much.

DB
04/24/2023
Dana B.
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Amazing packaging! Excellent shape! Very pleased! Thanks

Easter Lily Cactus 'Echinopsis oxygona'

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Looking for a low-maintenance cactus that can add some charm to your indoor or outdoor space? Look no further than the Echinopsis oxygona (previously known as Echinopsis multiplex) native to South America! It is commonly known as the Easter Lily cactus due to its large, white, lily-like flowers that bloom during the Easter season. It is also known as the easter lily plant and night-blooming cereus. It gets its botanical name from the Greek words "ehinus" (hedgehog) and "opsis" (spines and shapes).  

This fast-growing easter lily cactus has a ribbed stem that can grow up to 12 inches tall and 6 inches wide. It has a cylindrical, globular body that is light green in color and covered in white spines. With sweetly scented, funnel-shaped white or pink flowers, these easter lily cactus bloom once a year around easter or early summer. It has very large fragrant nocturnal flowers, and many plant lovers are willing to care for it all year for one or a few magical nights with exotic charm. On warm days in summer, the Echinopsis oxygona flowers bloom at dusk and wilt the following afternoon.  

It is a relatively rapidly growing species that will make large clumps given the best conditions. The easter lily cactus is extremely resistant to cultivation and easily propagated by offsets from the mother plant. This mat-forming easter lily cactus plant is sure to be a hit with both experienced gardeners and beginners alike.  

Watering Needs

The Easter Lily cactus is a drought-tolerant plant that requires minimal watering but not too much moisture. Overwatering can cause root rot and other issues. The Echinopsis cactus should be watered sparingly, allowing the soil to dry out completely before watering again. During the growing season, which is typically in the spring and hot summer season (the blooming period), it should be watered once in 2-3 weeks.  

Because there is much more sun exposure, even on a shaded porch, a potted Easter lily cactus kept outside typically requires more water than the same plant kept indoors.  

In the winter months, the cactus plant should be watered even less frequently, about once a month. When watering the Easter Lily plant, it is important to use well-drained soil and a pot with drainage holes. The cactus should be watered until the soil is moist, but not soaked. Any excess water should be allowed to drain out of the pot. 

Light Requirements

The Easter Lily cactus requires bright full sunlight or partial shade to thrive. Native to warm locations, this cactus is used in bright, sunny conditions. However, prolonged direct sunlight can burn the Echinopsis cactus and cause damage. Therefore, it is best to place it in a location where it can receive bright light for most of the day. If you are growing the easter lily cactus indoors, a south-facing window is a good choice. 

If the Easter Lily cactus is not receiving enough light, it may become leggy and weak. It may also fail to flower. If this occurs, it is important to move the cactus to a brighter location. If the cactus is receiving too much light, the cactus may turn yellow or brown, and it may become dehydrated. In this case, the easter lily plants should be moved to a location with less direct sunlight. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

The Easter Lily cactus prefers well-draining potting soil that is slightly acidic. We believe the best option is to use our specialty cactus potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and organic mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your cactus to thrive.The soil should not be too heavy or compact, as this can lead to issues with drainage and root rot. A pot with drainage holes is also important to ensure that excess water can drain out of the soil. 

During the growing season, which is typically in the spring, the easter lily cactus benefits from occasional fertilization as a portion of plant food. A balanced natural fertilizer (NPK) can be used once a year to encourage healthy growth and flowering. However, it is important not to over-fertilize the easter lily cactus, as this can lead to salt buildup in the soil and other issues. During the winter months, this cactus does not need to be fertilized, as it can cause stunted growth or other fungal diseases. 

Hardiness Zones & More 

The Echinopsis oxygona is hardy in USDA hardiness zones 9 to 11. This means that it can tolerate temperatures down to 35 degrees Fahrenheit and is resistant to light frost for short periods. If you live in a colder climate, the easter lily cactus should be grown in a container and brought indoors during the cold weather. 

In addition to its hardiness zone requirements, the easter lily cactus prefers warm temperatures and does best in temperatures between 65 and 74F. It also prefers low humidity, so it may not do well in areas with high humidity levels. 

With the help of Echinopsis oxygona easter lily cactus, you'll start to spend less time maintaining your garden and more time taking in its beauty! 

Bloom Season Late spring
Bloom Season Late spring, mid summer
Botanical Name Echinopsis oxygona
Common Name Easter lily cactus, night blooming cactus
Common Name Easter lily cactus, Night blooming cactus, Easter lily plant
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color White
Flower Color White, pink
Genus Echinopsis
Growth Habit Globular
Growth Habit Spherical
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Hardiness Zone 8 11(USDA)
Mature Size 12 in. tall, 6 in. wide
Mature Size 1218 in. tall
Mature Size 1218 in. tall, 24 in.wide
Native Area Argentina
Native Area Argentina, Bovilia, Southern Brazil
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By offsets
Resistance Drought tolerant
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, deer resistance, pest resistant
Resistance Drought tolerant, mild frost tolerant, deer resistance
Soil PH 6.5
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type Cactus potting mix soil
Special Features Night blooming cactus
Sun Exposure Full sun
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Moderate

Pests & Common Problems of Easter Lilly Cactus

The Easter Lily cactus is generally a hardy plant that is reputedly resistant to many pests or diseases. However, it can be susceptible to mealybugs and spider mites, especially if it is stressed or not receiving the proper easter cactus care. Insecticide soap or neem oil can be used to treat these pests. 

Rot: Overwatering is one of the most common problems with the Easter Lily cactus. This can lead to root or stem rot and other issues. To avoid overwatering, it is important to allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. The cactus should also be planted in well-draining soil and a pot with drainage holes. 

Sunburn: The easter lily cactus can be susceptible to sunburn if they are exposed to direct sunlight. It is important to place the lily cactus in a location that receives bright, indirect light and to avoid placing it in direct sunlight. If the cactus starts to turn brown and dry out, this is a sign of sunburn, and the easter lily plant should be moved to a shadier location. 

FAQs - Easter Lilly Cactus Plant 

How do you take care of an Easter lily cactus? 

The Easter Lily cactus, also known as Echinopsis oxygona, is a low-maintenance plant that thrives with minimal care. To care for it, water it well, plant it in a well-draining soil mix, and allow it bright light for at least 4-6 hours daily. Fertilize it once a year with a balanced fertilizer NPK, repot every 2-3 years, and prune it to control its shape and size.  

Wear gloves and use sharp, clean scissors when pruning. With proper care, the Easter Lily cactus can add exotic beauty to any home or garden. 

How often does an Easter lily cactus flower? 

The Easter Lily cactus, also known as Echinopsis oxygona, typically blooms once a year in the late spring or early summer. The flowers are large, fragrant, and typically bloom at night. The cactus may produce multiple flowers during the blooming season, and the flowers typically last for only one night before wilting.  

Overall, the Easter Lily cactus is a beautiful and unique plant that can add a touch of exotic beauty to any home or garden. 

What is the scientific name of the Easter lily cactus? 

The scientific name of the Easter lily cactus is Echinopsis oxygona, a mat-forming succulent with globular ribbed stem. It is also commonly known as the Easter Lily cactus due to its large, white, lily-like flowers that bloom during the Easter season. It is also known as the easter lily plant and night-blooming cereus. 

Do Easter lily cacti need sunlight? 

Yes, the Easter Lily cactus needs sunlight to thrive. This cactus species prefers bright sunlight for at least 4-6 hours daily and can tolerate a few hours of direct sunlight each day. However, it is important to avoid exposing the cactus to intense, direct sunlight for long periods of time, as this can cause the leaves to become dehydrated and damaged.  

If the cactus is not receiving enough light, it may become leggy and weak and may fail to flower. Overall, the Easter Lily cactus is a low-maintenance plant that can thrive with the right amount of sunlight and care.

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Nice size and healthy as always

Nice size and healthy as always

SK
02/09/2023
steve k.
United States United States

Echinopsis oxygona Easter Lily Cactus

I was OK, Lopsided though. I expected better perfection from Planet Desert.

VM
04/03/2023
Vera M.
United States United States

Cactus

Great!

GW
04/12/2023
Gary W.
United States United States

Ech Oxygona

Nicely rooted specimen. Super fast delivery! Thank you so much.

DB
04/24/2023
Dana B.
United States United States

Amazing

Amazing packaging! Excellent shape! Very pleased! Thanks

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