Domino Cactus - Echinopsis subdenudata &
Domino Cactus - Echinopsis subdenudata &
Domino Cactus - Echinopsis subdenudata &
Domino Cactus - Echinopsis subdenudata &
Domino Cactus - Echinopsis subdenudata &
Domino Cactus - Echinopsis subdenudata &
Domino Cactus - Echinopsis subdenudata &

Get ready to meet the Domino Cactus - also known as Echinopsis subdenudata 'Fuzzy Navel,' a vibrant variety of the Echinopsis genus! This particular variety of Echinopsis subdenudata is commonly referred to as 'fuzzy navel' due to the soft and velvety appearance of its spines. It is also sometimes mistakenly referred to as the easter lily cactus or the hedgehog cactus. 

This little domino cactus is a true showstopper, with its soft, fuzzy white tufts that resemble adorable polka dots (like dominos - hence its name) on its dark green body. Hailing all the way from Bolivia, this fuzzy navel cactus may pack a punch when it comes to its mesmerizing night-blooming cactus. Its stunning white domino cactus flowers with long tube blooms from early spring to late summer, like elegant flags fluttering in the wind. This small winter-dormant cactus grows as a solitary stem and reaches up to 6 inches in height. 

This lively fuzzy navel cactus will start producing offsets and growing together in a cluster formation, creating an entire family of beautiful plants. Propagation by seeds is a slow process, but you can propagate it through offsets by the mother plant. This can be done in any season.  Echinopsis subdenudata is a friendly cactus. It is suitable for beginner gardeners. The Domino Cactus truly knows how to make an entrance and keep things exciting in any garden or indoor space. 

Watering Needs 

Like most other cacti, the domino cactus is adapted to survive in arid environments with limited water availability. As such, it doesn't require frequent watering. Overwatering can actually be detrimental to the health of this fuzzy navel plant, as it can lead to root rot and other issues. It's best to allow the soil to dry out completely before watering the plant again. If the soil is still damp, wait a few more days before watering. 

When watering the Domino cactus, it's important to use a well-draining soil mix and a container with several drainage holes to prevent water from pooling around the roots. Water this fuzzy cactus slowly and deeply once in 2-3 weeks in the growing season.  

It's always a good idea to keep a paper towel on hand to blot up any excess water after watering. In general, it's better to go underwater than overwater cacti, so err on the side of caution if you're unsure about when to water your Domino cactus. 

Light Requirements 

The Domino cactus prefers full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can cause sunburn and other issues. If you're growing your fuzzy cactus indoors, place it near a south or east-facing window to ensure it gets enough light. If you notice that your cactus is leaning towards the light, rotate it every few weeks to ensure that all sides of the plant receive adequate light. 

In general, cacti are very adaptable to bright light and can tolerate a range of lighting conditions. However, insufficient light can cause the Domino cactus to become weak and leggy, while too much light can cause it to become discolored or burnt. If you're unsure about the lighting conditions in your home, try using a light meter to determine how much light your domino cactus is receiving. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

This hedgehog cactus prefers a well-draining potting soil mix that is specifically formulated for cacti. You can find these soil mixes at most garden centers or online. Avoid using the garden's own soil mix or other heavy soils, as these can retain too much moisture and lead to root rot and other issues. Ideally, you want to use our specialized cactus potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and organic mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your cactus to thrive. 

The domino Cacti don't require too much fertilizer, but you can give this hairy cactus a boost by using a balanced fertilizer once a year during the growing season (spring). Be sure to use an equal natural organic mix of NPK with a 5-10-5 ratio. Don't fertilize your cactus during the dormant season (fall and winter months), as this can cause damage to the Echinopsis cactus. 

Keep in mind that cacti are slow-growing plants, so be patient and avoid overwatering or over-fertilizing in an attempt to speed up growth. 

Hardiness Zones & More 

The Domino cactus is not frost-hardy and is best when grown outdoors, in USDA hardiness zones 9-11. The cactus prefers warm temperatures and can tolerate a range of humidity levels, but it's best to avoid placing it in an area with high humidity, as this can lead to rot and other issues. 

In terms of temperature, the hedgehog cactus prefers a sunny climate with daytime temperatures between 70-90°F and nighttime temperatures between 60-70°F. If the temperature drops below 50°F, the fuzzy plant may become dormant and stop growing. If you live in a colder climate, you can still grow the fuzzy navel cactus indoors or in a greenhouse. Be sure to keep it away from air conditioning vents or other sources of cold air. 

Give this Echinopsis subdenudata 'fuzzy navel a try if you're looking for an easy plant to care for! 

Bloom Season Early spring, late summer
Bloom Season Late spring summer (long)
Botanical Name Echinopsis subdenudata
Common Name Easter lily cactus, Domino cactus, Night-blooming Hedgehogs cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color White
Genus Echinopsis
Growth Habit Globose
Growth Habit Globose stem
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 6 8 in. tall
Mature Size 6 8 in. tall, up to 5 in. wide
Mature Size 6 in. tall, 4 in. wide
Native Area Bolivia
Native Area Northern africa
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By seeds, offsets
Resistance 7° C
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistant, deer resistant, heat resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting mix
Special Features Night-blooming cactus
Sun Exposure Full sun (bright
Sun Exposure Full sun (bright, indirect light), partial shade
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low
Watering Needs Moderate

Pests & Common Problems of Domino Cactus

The domino cactus is durable and simple to grow. It doesn't happen very often for you to have problems with it. Let's go over the ones that might appear! Here are some common pests and problems that can affect this hedgehog cactus, along with some tips for preventing or treating them: 

Root rot: Overwatering can be a problem for the domino cactus, as it can cause the roots to rot. To prevent this problem, it is important to plant the plant in well-drained soil and to avoid watering it too frequently. 

Mealybugs and spider mites: To prevent these pests from infesting the hedgehog cactus, it is important to keep the fuzzy navel in a clean environment and avoid overwatering, as this can create a humid environment that is conducive to pest infestations. If pests are present, they can be treated with insecticidal soap or neem oil, which are effective at killing pests without harming the plant. 

Leggy or weak growth: Low light can cause the cactus to become weak and leggy, and it may produce fewer or no flowers. To avoid low light conditions, place the cactus in a location with bright, indirect sunlight or supplement its light with a grow light. 

FAQs - Domino Cactus Plant

What is a domino cactus? 

The Domino cactus, also known as the Echinopsis subdenudata, is a type of cactus native to South America. It is a small, slow-growing cactus that typically grows to be about 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide. This fuzzy plant features a round, green body with white spots that resemble dominoes, hence its name.  

The Domino cactus is a popular choice for indoor or outdoor gardens due to its unique appearance and ease of care. 

Is Echinopsis succulent? 

Echinopsis is a genus of cacti, and cacti are members of the succulent family. While cacti and succulents share some similarities, such as their ability to store water in their tissues, they are different types of plants. Cacti are typically characterized by their spines, which are modified leaves, and their unique growth patterns, while succulents are usually characterized by their fleshy leaves or stems.  

How do you take care of Echinopsis Subdenudata? 

Echinopsis subdenudata, also known as the Domino cactus, is a South American cactus that thrives in bright sunlight, well-draining soil, hot and dry climate, and warm temperatures between 60-80 F. It prefers minimal watering once in 2-3 weeks, but overwatering can cause root rot.  

Fertilize with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season and prune as needed to remove dead or damaged growth. As low-maintenance fuzzy cactus, providing the right conditions should ensure the cactus thrives. 

How do you water a domino cactus? 

To water a Domino cactus properly, follow these tips: Water only when the soil is completely dry, once every 2-4 weeks, using a slow, room temperature watering method, using a well-draining soil mix, and using a slightly larger pot.  

Overwatering is a common issue with cacti, so it's crucial to let the soil dry out before watering and err on the side of underwatering rather than overwatering.

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I have now bought several cactus from Planet Desert.. The cactus are packaged very well and arrive in amazing condition. They are healthy and a nice size.

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Katherine A.
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Beautiful cacti!

The cactus arrived in excellent condition and was very well-packaged. Planet Desert obviously cares a lot about their products!

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6 Echinopsis subdenudatas

All plants are healthy and beautiful. Larger than expected. Thanks

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Echinopsis Subdenudata

Lovely cacti. Can’t wait for it to bloom

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Judith M.
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Fuzzy Navel

All plants arrived on time, very well wrapped and in good condition. Looking forward to seeing the little guy grow and bloom. Will definitely order from here again.

Domino Cactus - Echinopsis subdenudata 'fuzzy navel'

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Get ready to meet the Domino Cactus - also known as Echinopsis subdenudata 'Fuzzy Navel,' a vibrant variety of the Echinopsis genus! This particular variety of Echinopsis subdenudata is commonly referred to as 'fuzzy navel' due to the soft and velvety appearance of its spines. It is also sometimes mistakenly referred to as the easter lily cactus or the hedgehog cactus. 

This little domino cactus is a true showstopper, with its soft, fuzzy white tufts that resemble adorable polka dots (like dominos - hence its name) on its dark green body. Hailing all the way from Bolivia, this fuzzy navel cactus may pack a punch when it comes to its mesmerizing night-blooming cactus. Its stunning white domino cactus flowers with long tube blooms from early spring to late summer, like elegant flags fluttering in the wind. This small winter-dormant cactus grows as a solitary stem and reaches up to 6 inches in height. 

This lively fuzzy navel cactus will start producing offsets and growing together in a cluster formation, creating an entire family of beautiful plants. Propagation by seeds is a slow process, but you can propagate it through offsets by the mother plant. This can be done in any season.  Echinopsis subdenudata is a friendly cactus. It is suitable for beginner gardeners. The Domino Cactus truly knows how to make an entrance and keep things exciting in any garden or indoor space. 

Watering Needs 

Like most other cacti, the domino cactus is adapted to survive in arid environments with limited water availability. As such, it doesn't require frequent watering. Overwatering can actually be detrimental to the health of this fuzzy navel plant, as it can lead to root rot and other issues. It's best to allow the soil to dry out completely before watering the plant again. If the soil is still damp, wait a few more days before watering. 

When watering the Domino cactus, it's important to use a well-draining soil mix and a container with several drainage holes to prevent water from pooling around the roots. Water this fuzzy cactus slowly and deeply once in 2-3 weeks in the growing season.  

It's always a good idea to keep a paper towel on hand to blot up any excess water after watering. In general, it's better to go underwater than overwater cacti, so err on the side of caution if you're unsure about when to water your Domino cactus. 

Light Requirements 

The Domino cactus prefers full sun to partial shade. It can tolerate some direct sunlight, but too much can cause sunburn and other issues. If you're growing your fuzzy cactus indoors, place it near a south or east-facing window to ensure it gets enough light. If you notice that your cactus is leaning towards the light, rotate it every few weeks to ensure that all sides of the plant receive adequate light. 

In general, cacti are very adaptable to bright light and can tolerate a range of lighting conditions. However, insufficient light can cause the Domino cactus to become weak and leggy, while too much light can cause it to become discolored or burnt. If you're unsure about the lighting conditions in your home, try using a light meter to determine how much light your domino cactus is receiving. 

Optimal Soil & Fertilizer Needs 

This hedgehog cactus prefers a well-draining potting soil mix that is specifically formulated for cacti. You can find these soil mixes at most garden centers or online. Avoid using the garden's own soil mix or other heavy soils, as these can retain too much moisture and lead to root rot and other issues. Ideally, you want to use our specialized cactus potting mix that contains 5 natural substrates and organic mycorrhizae to promote the development of a strong root system that helps your cactus to thrive. 

The domino Cacti don't require too much fertilizer, but you can give this hairy cactus a boost by using a balanced fertilizer once a year during the growing season (spring). Be sure to use an equal natural organic mix of NPK with a 5-10-5 ratio. Don't fertilize your cactus during the dormant season (fall and winter months), as this can cause damage to the Echinopsis cactus. 

Keep in mind that cacti are slow-growing plants, so be patient and avoid overwatering or over-fertilizing in an attempt to speed up growth. 

Hardiness Zones & More 

The Domino cactus is not frost-hardy and is best when grown outdoors, in USDA hardiness zones 9-11. The cactus prefers warm temperatures and can tolerate a range of humidity levels, but it's best to avoid placing it in an area with high humidity, as this can lead to rot and other issues. 

In terms of temperature, the hedgehog cactus prefers a sunny climate with daytime temperatures between 70-90°F and nighttime temperatures between 60-70°F. If the temperature drops below 50°F, the fuzzy plant may become dormant and stop growing. If you live in a colder climate, you can still grow the fuzzy navel cactus indoors or in a greenhouse. Be sure to keep it away from air conditioning vents or other sources of cold air. 

Give this Echinopsis subdenudata 'fuzzy navel a try if you're looking for an easy plant to care for! 

Bloom Season Early spring, late summer
Bloom Season Late spring summer (long)
Botanical Name Echinopsis subdenudata
Common Name Easter lily cactus, Domino cactus, Night-blooming Hedgehogs cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color White
Genus Echinopsis
Growth Habit Globose
Growth Habit Globose stem
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 6 8 in. tall
Mature Size 6 8 in. tall, up to 5 in. wide
Mature Size 6 in. tall, 4 in. wide
Native Area Bolivia
Native Area Northern africa
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By seeds, offsets
Resistance 7° C
Resistance Drought tolerant, pest resistant, deer resistant, heat resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting mix
Special Features Night-blooming cactus
Sun Exposure Full sun (bright
Sun Exposure Full sun (bright, indirect light), partial shade
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low
Watering Needs Moderate

Pests & Common Problems of Domino Cactus

The domino cactus is durable and simple to grow. It doesn't happen very often for you to have problems with it. Let's go over the ones that might appear! Here are some common pests and problems that can affect this hedgehog cactus, along with some tips for preventing or treating them: 

Root rot: Overwatering can be a problem for the domino cactus, as it can cause the roots to rot. To prevent this problem, it is important to plant the plant in well-drained soil and to avoid watering it too frequently. 

Mealybugs and spider mites: To prevent these pests from infesting the hedgehog cactus, it is important to keep the fuzzy navel in a clean environment and avoid overwatering, as this can create a humid environment that is conducive to pest infestations. If pests are present, they can be treated with insecticidal soap or neem oil, which are effective at killing pests without harming the plant. 

Leggy or weak growth: Low light can cause the cactus to become weak and leggy, and it may produce fewer or no flowers. To avoid low light conditions, place the cactus in a location with bright, indirect sunlight or supplement its light with a grow light. 

FAQs - Domino Cactus Plant

What is a domino cactus? 

The Domino cactus, also known as the Echinopsis subdenudata, is a type of cactus native to South America. It is a small, slow-growing cactus that typically grows to be about 6 inches tall and 4 inches wide. This fuzzy plant features a round, green body with white spots that resemble dominoes, hence its name.  

The Domino cactus is a popular choice for indoor or outdoor gardens due to its unique appearance and ease of care. 

Is Echinopsis succulent? 

Echinopsis is a genus of cacti, and cacti are members of the succulent family. While cacti and succulents share some similarities, such as their ability to store water in their tissues, they are different types of plants. Cacti are typically characterized by their spines, which are modified leaves, and their unique growth patterns, while succulents are usually characterized by their fleshy leaves or stems.  

How do you take care of Echinopsis Subdenudata? 

Echinopsis subdenudata, also known as the Domino cactus, is a South American cactus that thrives in bright sunlight, well-draining soil, hot and dry climate, and warm temperatures between 60-80 F. It prefers minimal watering once in 2-3 weeks, but overwatering can cause root rot.  

Fertilize with a balanced, water-soluble fertilizer during the growing season and prune as needed to remove dead or damaged growth. As low-maintenance fuzzy cactus, providing the right conditions should ensure the cactus thrives. 

How do you water a domino cactus? 

To water a Domino cactus properly, follow these tips: Water only when the soil is completely dry, once every 2-4 weeks, using a slow, room temperature watering method, using a well-draining soil mix, and using a slightly larger pot.  

Overwatering is a common issue with cacti, so it's crucial to let the soil dry out before watering and err on the side of underwatering rather than overwatering.

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Excellent Service

I have now bought several cactus from Planet Desert.. The cactus are packaged very well and arrive in amazing condition. They are healthy and a nice size.

KA
04/26/2020
Katherine A.
United States United States

Beautiful cacti!

The cactus arrived in excellent condition and was very well-packaged. Planet Desert obviously cares a lot about their products!

TG
07/03/2020
Thomas G.
United States United States

6 Echinopsis subdenudatas

All plants are healthy and beautiful. Larger than expected. Thanks

ED
08/04/2020
Ericson D.
United States United States

Echinopsis Subdenudata

Lovely cacti. Can’t wait for it to bloom

Planet Desert  Review
JM
10/06/2020
Judith M.
United States United States

Fuzzy Navel

All plants arrived on time, very well wrapped and in good condition. Looking forward to seeing the little guy grow and bloom. Will definitely order from here again.

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