Wilcoxia schmollii
Wilcoxia schmollii
Wilcoxia schmollii
Wilcoxia schmollii
Wilcoxia schmollii
Wilcoxia schmollii
Wilcoxia schmollii
Wilcoxia schmollii
Wilcoxia schmollii
Wilcoxia schmollii
Wilcoxia schmollii
Wilcoxia schmollii
(This plant comes in a 2.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots.)

Echinocereus schmollii is a small usually solitary or scarcely branched cactus with tuberous roots and thin, limp stems that in the wild needs the support of some host bush branches, stem tend to snake around when plant is cultivated, if not supported with sticks. Echinocereus schmollii was originally named and for the long time called Wilcoxia schmollii. This species occurs in semidesert, and has a narrow range of tolerance in soil type. Currently Echinocereus schmollii survives in eleven restricted and localized populations from two disjunct small areas in an isolated region in the south of the Chihuahuan Desert. Even when individuals reach an adequate size to produce flowers, flower and seed production is scarce. In the wild population regeneration is mainly driven by vegetative reproduction.

Common Names: Lamb's tail Cactus, Dahlia Hedgehog Cactus, Dahalia Cactus, Lead pencil Cactus, Pencil Cactus
Roots: Tuberous.
Stem: Pencil-like, thin, cylindrical, initially erect, later sprawling or clambering, purplish to blackish green, 25 cm long, 1 cm in diameter with 9-10 rounded tuberculate ribs.
Areoles:1.5 mm wide, 2 mm apart
Spines: Up to 35 very thin, 3-7 mm long, hairlike, pinkish to whitish-grey, reddish at the apex, giving the stem a woolly appearance.
Flowers: Showy, funnelform pink to magenta near the tips of older stems, 3-5 cm long,5-6 cm in diameter.
Blooming season: Flowers are easily produced, usually several waves of blooms over the summer.
Fruit: Ovoid or roundish, purplish green and juicy.
Remarks: It apparently looks like some Peniocereus species. However the flowers, fruits, and seeds of Echinocereus schmollii are characteristic for Echinocereus
Sun Exposure: Best in full or partial sun exposure. In mild climate they grow well when planted freely outside in well-drained soil.
Frost hardiness: It is quite frost hardy -7 (-10)° C.
Maintenance: During the winter months it may become dormant, during which no moisture is required, and the plants should be grown cool and dry (at -5 +10°C). This is important for the flowers as well as for its health. Without this cool winter period it normally won't get any buds.

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

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06/03/2022
Gene S.
United States United States

Beautiful

Wonderful addition to my collection- very nice plant but I wouldn’t of expected less from Planet Desert. Great selection, good prices, fast shipping.

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05/14/2022
Norm V.
United States United States

Wilcoxia schmollii

My Wilcoxia schmollii arrived today. I'm very impressed with it's height and the very well developed roots!!!

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05/20/2021
Leonel

I'm pleased about the quality. I will buy from you again in the future!

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05/15/2021
Lawson

Your plants are beautiful! Excellent, healthy, and attractive!

Wilcoxia schmollii

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