Echinofossulocactus multicostatus " Brain plant "
Echinofossulocactus multicostatus " Brain plant "
Echinofossulocactus multicostatus " Brain plant "
Echinofossulocactus multicostatus " Brain plant "
Echinofossulocactus multicostatus " Brain plant "
Echinofossulocactus multicostatus " Brain plant "
Echinofossulocactus multicostatus " Brain plant "

Echinofossulocactus Multicostatus Brain Cactus

This cactus, nicknamed the brain plant, is a beautiful and unique cactus to add to your collection. The cactus features vertical ripples, long spines, and will bloom large pink flowers. This cactus is sent to you in a 3.5” pot to avoid root damage and will look similar to the plant in these pictures. It may or may not be blooming when you receive your plant.

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. 

Growth Rate

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.

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Blooming Season Spring and summer.
Common Name Brain cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower White
Frost Tolerance -5°c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 2.5 in
Origin Mexico
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Echinofossulocactus multicostatus " Brain plant "
Shape Wrinkled look to its near globular shape
Sun Exposure Full sun
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Jason P.
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Great little Stenocactus

Well packaged and shipped quickly. Thank you!

Jason C.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Well packaged and shipped quickly, healthy...

Well packaged and shipped quickly, healthy roots and pretty!

Kim B.
United States United States

Very happy!

This was a good experience…my order was fast and was in great shape… I will order again from Planet Desert!

Jody L.
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Brains & Brawn

This is a fun little guy and was exactly as pictured (just sans flower). The amount of care put into packing each plant is truly remarkable.

Sonja R.
United States United States

Brain plant

My first time ordering from Planet Desert and this little nugget (out of 6 cacti) came with 2 flower buds! Fast shipping! Great packaging! Healthy cacti! I'm a happy customer and will be ordering again soon!

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