(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).
Almost spineless, the spine if present are very short, yellowish up to 2mm long. it will pay you back with its Magnificent magenta flowers. that can grow very large up to 10 cm in diameter or more.
Recommended temperature zone: Sunset: 9b-11
Minimum avg. temperature: 50°F (10°C)
Sun exposure: Full sun
Origin: Mexico (Nuevo Leon, Monterrey)
Growth habits: Forming small clumps, stems up to 20"long (50 cm), 3" in diameter (7.5 cm), 6-7 ribs
Watering needs: Little water, needs porous well drained soil.
Blooming habits: Magenta flowers, up to 4" in diameter (10 cm) or more
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Hedgehog cactus|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11b|
|Scientific Name||Echinocereus morricalii|
|Shape||Columnar multi branched|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|