How to grow Echinocereus

Echinocereus growing cactus of the genus Echinocereus also known as Hedgehog cactus, Echinocereus perennial evergreen used as ornamental plant, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics, temperate or tropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 6-11.

Stem color green, stem shape round to oval.

Echinocereus flower

Flower color can be: red, pink, purple, orange, or yellow, the flower multi-petals.

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Requirements for Echinocereus growing and care:

Well drain soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Vegetative Reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:
Can’t grow without the base of the graft

Planting season:
All year

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
No special requirements

Size of the plant:
5-30 cm (2-12 inches)

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade will never bloom

Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes (with light)

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:
Spring / Summer

General information about the flower
Pink, red, purple, orange, or yellow multi-petals flowers

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