Echinocereus Rusanthus Vulpicandae
Echinocereus Rusanthus Vulpicandae
Echinocereus Rusanthus Vulpicandae
Echinocereus Rusanthus Vulpicandae
Echinocereus Rusanthus Vulpicandae

Echinocereus Rusanthus Vulpicandae

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Blooming Season Spring season
Common Name Hedgehog cactus
Dormancy Winter
Flower Canary yellow
Frost Tolerance -
Growth Rate -
Hardiness Zone 5b-10b
Height 4-8 Cm
Origin Mexico
Scientific Name Echinocereus rusanthus vulpicandae
Shape Cylindrical
Sun Exposure Full sun


Echinocereus Rusanthus Vulpicandae

(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch 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).

Echinocereus Rusanthus Vulpicandae

Echinocereus russanthus is usually a single stemmed cactus that may branch and form clusters, some having as many as a dozen.
Stem: Erect, spheric to short cylindric, 8-30 tall and 4-8 cm in diameter; ribs 10-20, crests prominent, slightly to conspicuously undulate; areoles 3-12 mm apart.
Spines: Interlocking, bristle-like slender, typically reddish to brown (but also white or yellowish) obscuring the stems, radiating in all directions.
Flowers: 2-3,5 × 1,5-3 cm; rust-red, often with darker purplish maroon midstripes, anthers greenish-yellow.
Flowering: March - June.

In culture Echinocereus russanthus is without problems and regularly shows its small purplish flowers if we provide an adequate winter rest period. It is sensitive to overwatering (rot prone) needs good drainage, Keep drier and cool in winter. Need full sun; Very cold resistant hardy to -20° C or less for short periods of time.

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz