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Echinocereus scheeri ssp. gentryi
Scientific Name: Echinocereus scheeri ssp. gentryi (Clover) N.P. Taylor
Synonym: Echinocereus salm-dyckianus, Echinocereus gentryi, Echinocereus cucumis
Family: Cactaceae
Echinocereus  scheeri ssp. gentryi Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy in Phoenix

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade

Origin: Mexico (eastern Sonora, western Chihuahua)

Growth Habits: Clumping columnar cactus, yellowish green stems, up to 28 inches tall (70 cm), 1.5 inches in diameter (4 cm); young areoles with yellowish felt, 0.2 to 0.3 inch apart (5-8 mm); 7-9 ribs; 1 central spines; 8 or 9 radials with darker, often reddish tips.

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


There is a great variability of spination in this species. The plant in the second picture is sold as Echinocereus salm-dyckianus.

Echinocereus  scheeri ssp. gentryi

Blooming Habits:
Echinocereus scheeri ssp. gentryi has spiny, pink flowers with pale throats, up to 3 inches in diameter (8 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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