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Robust Hedgehog
Scientific Name: Echinocereus fasciculatus (Engelmann) Benson
Synonym: Mammillaria fasciculata, Echinocereus fendleri var. fasciculatus, Echinocereus engelmannii ssp. fasciculatus, Echinocereus fendleri var. robustus, Echinocereus abbeae, Echinocereus abbae
Family: Cactaceae
Robust Hedgehog (Echinocereus  fasciculatus) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy at least to 20 F (-7C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: USA (Arizona, western New Mexico), Mexico (Sonora)

Growth Habits: Clumping stems, 5 to 20 heads, 6 to 18 inches long (15-45 cm), 2 to 4 inches in diameter (4-10 cm); 8 to 10 ribs; circular areoles; 2 to 4 grey central spines with darker tips, one longer going upward, 1 to 3.2 inches long (2.5-8 cm); 11 to 13 radials, 0.6 to 0.8 inches long (1.5-2 cm)

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

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds

Blooming Habits:
Pink flowers, 2 to 2.6 inches in diameter (5-6.5 cm). The fruit is green, 0.8 to 1.2 inches in diameter (2-3 cm), turning red as it ripens.

Fruiting Habits:

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