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Purple Hedgehog Cactus - Echinocereus viereckii
Purple Hedgehog Cactus - Echinocereus viereckii

Are you looking for a unique and low-maintenance plant to add to your cactus collection? Then, look no further than the 'Echinocereus viereckii' plant - known as the purple hedgehog cactus or Echinocereus morricalii, native to Mexico! With its floppy, crumpled, and easy-to-care-for nature, this stunning plant is a must-have for any green thumb.   

Plus, with its beautiful magenta funnel-shaped flowers that just bloom from late spring to summer, when exposed to adequate intense light, this plant is sure to turn heads and add drama to any space. Not only is it safe for humans, but it's also friendly to pets! So why wait? 

When exposed to bright light, these spineless stems can grow up to 50 cm long and change their color from green to purple. It's like a little garden masterpiece! 

All in all, 'Echinocereus viereckii’ is a cold hardy plant that can survive in zones 9 -11(USDA). Just remember though – requires only minimal watering and a well-drained soil mix.  But that's not all – it's also an extremely drought-tolerant species and requires minimum attention. The Hedgehog cactus plants are exceptionally easy to multiply from division, grafting, or seeds, so you can quickly grow your collection. 

Buy this beautiful plant online at Planet Desert today and experience the beauty of this amazing cactus firsthand! 

Bloom Season Late spring, summer
Botanical Name Echinocereus viereckii
Common Name Purple Hedgehog Cactus
Dormancy Winter
Flower Color Magenta
Genus Echinocereus
Growth Habit Cylindrical
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 20 in. tall
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By divisions, seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, pest resistant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting soil
Special Features Easy to grow
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

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Are you looking for a unique and low-maintenance plant to add to your cactus collection? Then, look no further than the 'Echinocereus viereckii' plant - known as the purple hedgehog cactus or Echinocereus morricalii, native to Mexico! With its floppy, crumpled, and easy-to-care-for nature, this stunning plant is a must-have for any green thumb.   

Plus, with its beautiful magenta funnel-shaped flowers that just bloom from late spring to summer, when exposed to adequate intense light, this plant is sure to turn heads and add drama to any space. Not only is it safe for humans, but it's also friendly to pets! So why wait? 

When exposed to bright light, these spineless stems can grow up to 50 cm long and change their color from green to purple. It's like a little garden masterpiece! 

All in all, 'Echinocereus viereckii’ is a cold hardy plant that can survive in zones 9 -11(USDA). Just remember though – requires only minimal watering and a well-drained soil mix.  But that's not all – it's also an extremely drought-tolerant species and requires minimum attention. The Hedgehog cactus plants are exceptionally easy to multiply from division, grafting, or seeds, so you can quickly grow your collection. 

Buy this beautiful plant online at Planet Desert today and experience the beauty of this amazing cactus firsthand! 

Bloom Season Late spring, summer
Botanical Name Echinocereus viereckii
Common Name Purple Hedgehog Cactus
Dormancy Winter
Flower Color Magenta
Genus Echinocereus
Growth Habit Cylindrical
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9, 10, 11
Mature Size 20 in. tall
Native Area Mexico
Plant Type Perennial cactus
Propagation By divisions, seeds
Resistance Drought tolerant, heat resistant, pest resistant, deer resistant
Soil PH 6.5, Acidic, Neutral
Soil Type specialized cactus potting soil
Special Features Easy to grow
Sun Exposure Full sun, partial shade
Toxicity Safe for humans, friendly to dogs, friendly to cats
Watering Needs Low

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