Echinocereus sciurus
Echinocereus sciurus
Echinocereus sciurus
Echinocereus sciurus
Echinocereus sciurus
Echinocereus sciurus
Echinocereus sciurus
Echinocereus sciurus
Echinocereus sciurus
Echinocereus sciurus
Echinocereus sciurus

Echinocereus sciurus belongs to the Cactaceae family and is native to the Cape District of the peninsula Southern end of Lower California. The succulent grows like a perennial, continually sprouting, and reaching a height of 20 centimeters.

Growth Rate
This extremely thorny plant is slow-growing and is known to come together in bushes.

With a green-colored scar on the petals, the flower produced during the late spring season is light purple.

Watering and Feeding
To ensure healthy growth, water the plant weekly or more frequently during the summer. Occasionally feed the plant with a liquid fertilizer that is high in potassium.

Make sure the soil has an excellent drainage system so that root rot can be avoided. Create a soil mix that is loose and has all the organic nutrients.

Since the plant has a frost tolerance of -5° C, Echinocereus sciurus can survive outside without protection in winter. The hardiness zone lies at 9b to 11.

When the plant is young, start with light shade and when it matures, give it full sunlight. Direct sunlight exposure facilitates efficient spine production.

Use cuttings or seedings if you want to increase your collection. Cuttings should take place in spring or summer and surface sowing is the best propagation method.

Be careful about scale insects and spider mites since their contact may lead to an infestation. All you have to do is keep Echinocereus sciurus pest free and leave the rest on the plant!

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Echinocereus sciurus

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Depending on the species and season, 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.

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