How to grow Echinocereus subinermis

Echinocereus subinermis grow and care – cactus of the genus Echinocereus also known as Globular cactus, Echinocereus subinermis perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, mediterranean, subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12a.

Stem color green and can be also red the shape is round to oval spines cover the angles of the stem.

Echinocereus subinermis flowers

Flower color yellow, the flower bloom on top of the stem.

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How to grow Echinocereus subinermis growing and care:

More than -2C, dry soil, well drain soil

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

How to propagate:
Daughter plants mostly need to take care when pull it from the ground you take all the roots, take a plastic spatula or something harder depend the soil and uncover the roots, dig around the plant and better to use air blower machine or wash it with stream (but let it dry after)

Cutting – better to take all the cactus and cut it for pieces or else it’s just looks cut in the middle, cut with sterile knife after this let the cut part to stay on the shade to heal it’s might take few weeks and even months, put it on the soil with support (stick or something that won’t fall) cover lightly and lightly from the side and water it small amount of water.

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring to summer in hardiness zone 10a, spring to autumn in hardiness zone 10b, possible all the year in hardiness zone 12a

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs, virus

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, do not over water and let it dry

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full sun / Half shade / Full shade will never bloom with a lot of light and prefer some sun

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

Growing is also possible in a pot / planter /flowerpot / containers:
Yes, container or clay pot that will be 20-50% bigger (not need deep because the root shallow) for good drainage that important use in the bottom of the container with little rocks like: gravel, lava rocks or pebbles, soil should be cactus potting mix, make holes in the container for good drainage,

Switch the soil after few years:
Removing the cacti from their pots, take paper and put slowly the plant on the paper, possible to “help” the cactus with the hands better to cover with papers or plastic wrap, after that prepare again the “little rocks” in the bottom, put part of the cactus potting mix, take the plant with and locate it in the new place, if it’s small take the soil mix with spoon and organize it (not to get the spines in hands) if it’s bigger use small garden shovel and squeeze the soil that the cactus will be stable and won’t fall, sometimes when it’s not stable better to add some stick that will hold the cactus.

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Yellow flowers, the flower bloom on top of the stem

Scientific name:

Echinocereus subinermis

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Echinocereus subinermis


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Yellow flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Cactus
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12