Echinofossulocactus Multicostatus is commonly known as the ‘Brain Cactus’. It is best grown in pots because of its wrinkled look, globular shape, small size, and low growth rate. This winter-dormant plant can reach up to the height of 2.5 inches. Brain succulents are native to Mexico and belong to the Cactaceae family.
The Echinofossulocactus multicostatus plant has a slow growth rate.
This lovely cactus produces White, pink, purple color flowers that bloom in the spring and summer seasons.
Watering and Feeding
Based on the size of the plant and its container, you should water it every ten days during the warm season and once every couple of weeks during the colder months. During the growing season, from early spring to early fall, the Brain succulent needs regular fertilization.
In terms of growing medium, Echinofossulocactus multicostatus cactus can adapt to almost any soil with good drainage properties. Select a mineral substrate for the best results.
These cacti can be grown outside in suitable conditions. They grow well in frost tolerance zones of -5° C (23° F) and belong to the hardiness zones of 9b to 11.
The brain plant prefers temperatures in the range of -7 to +10° C. During heatwaves, it is best to keep it out in direct sunlight and full sun exposure.
Echinofossulocactus multicostatus cactus reproduces through seeds or offshoots.
If you are a cactus collector looking for a unique yet beautiful specimen, the Brain Cactus is a good choice, even if you do not have a lot of space. It also makes an excellent gift, and because it is a low-maintenance plant, it is suitable for even inexperienced gardeners.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Spring and summer.|
|Common Name||Brain cactus|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Scientific Name||Echinofossulocactus multicostatus " Brain plant "|
|Shape||Wrinkled look to its near globular shape|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|