Echinocereus triglochidiatus inermis
Echinocereus triglochidiatus inermis
(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. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Description: This is a spineless form (without or with very short spines) in the wild plants with 1 to 7 spines and the spineless form are equally common.
A particularity of this plant is that the flower buds emerge through the plant's skin above an areole, leaving a scar after fading, rather than arising from areoles or axils between areoles as in other cacti. The heavy and waxy flowers are red or orange with green stigma in the center. Very nice bright red flowers with green stigma. The bud don't develops from the areoles but start growing within the plants body and breaks the epidermis as it enlarge.
Use: Some Native Americans collect the stems, burn off the spines and mash them. Sugar is added and then it is baked to make sweet cakes.
Parts used: pulp, flowers and stems
Cultivation: This cactus is widely cultivated for its flowers. It is among the easiest species to grow, flower and propagate. Water regularly from March to October. Rot prone in winter, it needs good drainage. Claret Cups require strong sunlight to maintain a healthy appearance, and a harsh "dry and cool" winter environment combined with maximum light exposure enhances spring flower production.
Frost tolerance: It is very cold resistant, hardy from -6° to - 18° C for short periods of time (Depends on the variety, some populations can tolerate temperatures down to -25° C or less.)
Propagation: Cutting as it produces abundant suckers; Also can be grown from seeds.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
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Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, you will get a heat pack free of charge.
To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.
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