Echinofosulocactus Albatus

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$ 7.25

Echinofosulocactus Albatus 

(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: Echinocereus fasciculatus looks very similar to Echinocereus engelmannii and some authors think they are the same species, but usually E. fasciculatus has 1 principal central spine whereas the similar Echinocereus engelmannii has 2 to 6 central spines per areole. Two susbpecies are recognized, the nominate and subsp. boyce-thompsonii (Orcutt)

Habit: Clustering forming somewhat open clumps with 5 to 20(-30) heads.

Stem: Cylindrical to elongate, mostly erect, green, (5-)15-45 cm tall, 4-8(-10) cm in diameter.

Ribs: 8-10(-15), not distinctly tuberculate, crests slightly undulate.

Areoles: Circular 10-15 mm apart.

Spines: Not obscuring the stem, usually straight, individual spines with broad zones of different colors: yellowish, reddish brown, or grey to black, or white to black, becoming grey.

Central spines: Usually single (or sometimes 2 to 4, of which one is longer), grey to dark brown with darker tips, at right angles to the stem, going upward at the stem tips, 2.5-8 cm long.

Radial spines: (7-)11-13(-15) shorter ones, 5-20 mm long.

Flowers: Borne on the upper part of the stem, broadly funnel-form, pink to magenta or reddish purple, 5-6.5 cm long and in diameter.

Blooming season: Spring (march to April), flowers are diurnal, closing at night and reopening in the morning, and last for about five days.

Fruits: Green, globose, fleshy, 2-3 cm in diameter, turning red as it ripens. The fruit is edible (if you can reach it through the spines). It is said to taste like strawberries, and is eaten readily by birds and rodents.




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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.

Care Instructions: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

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