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 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.

Flowering

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.

Soil

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.

Hardiness

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.

Light

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.

Propagation

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
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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02/01/2023
Deborah M.
United States United States

Real Cutie!

Ordered both varieties. One for my mom too! Very healthy, ships quick, and packaged well. Great customer service. I will continue to order! Bonus…my cat loves the packing paper!

KM
10/20/2022
Karen M.
United States United States

Very healthy plants

Everything I have bought have arrived very well packed. Plants are healthy and happy. Great company to deal with.

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09/27/2022
LAURA G.
United States United States

Another outstanding plant

Great plant, well packed and arrived on time. Love that the plants are shipped rooted in their pot. Guarantees success!!

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09/18/2022
Christine R.
United States United States

Nice healthy specimen

Very happy with my “Brain plant”. Plant was as described and nicely packaged and presented with a nice decorative rock topping on the soil.

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09/16/2022
Diane S.
United States United States

Brain plant

The item came well packed and in excellent condition. It has not bloomed yet, but Givin the condition of the plant I think I can expect some beautiful bpooms

Echinofossulocactus multicostatus "Brain plant"

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If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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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