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Echinocereus cinerascens
Scientific Name: Echinocereus cinerascens (DC.) Rumpler
Synonym: Echinocereus chlorophthalmus, Echinocereus pentalophus var. ehrenbergii, Echinocereus glycimorphus, Echinocereus ehrenbergii, Echinocereus cirrhiferus, Echinocactus chlorophthalmus, Cereus cinarescens, Cereus ehrenbergii
Family: Cactaceae
Echinocereus  cinerascens
Echinocereus ehrenbergii, here included,was described as having 8 inches long stems (20 cm), 6 ribs, 3 or 4 centrals, 8 to 10 radials
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy at least to 25 F (-4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Central Mexico

Growth Habits: Clumping stems, 12 inches tall (30 cm), 2 (to 4) inches in diameter (4-10 cm); 5 to 8 (to 12) blunt prominent ribs, slightly warty; 1 to 4 (to 6) central spines, 0.8 to 1.8 inches long (2-4.5 cm); 7-10 radials, 0.4 to 1.4 inches long (1-3.5 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water, needs porous well drained soil.

Propagation: Branches freely from the base

Blooming Habits:
Large pink to purple flowers in abundance, up to 5 inches in diameter (12 cm) with usually with yellow or cream center, stigma with 11 lobes. They come from the side areoles and are followed by edible greenish spiny fruits tasting like strawberry.

Fruiting Habits:

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