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Peyote Verde
Scientific Name: Echinocereus knippelianus Liebner
Synonym: Echinocereus knippelianus ssp. reyesii, Echinocereus knippelianus ssp. kruegeri
Family: Cactaceae
Peyote Verde (Echinocereus  knippelianus)
Echinocereus knippelianus var. reyesii in June
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo Leon) at over 7000 feet elevation (2200 m)

Growth Habits: Solitary or slowly clumping, flattened or globose cactus, up to 4 inches tall (10 cm), 3 inches in diameter (8 cm); 5 to 7 ribs, either tuberculate or slightly wavy, separated by broad furrows; small areoles with whitish felt, 0.2 inches apart (5 mm); 1 to 3 thin yellow spines, 3 to 15 mm long

Watering Needs: Keep drier in winter

Propagation: Seeds, cuttings

Peyote Verde (Echinocereus  knippelianus)

Peyote Verde (Echinocereus  knippelianus)

Cultural Practices:
Fertilize with half strength liquid fertilizer in summer.

Blooming Habits:
The Peyote Verde has pink or white funnel- shaped flowers, 1 to 1.6 inches long (2.5-4 cm), up to 2.5 inches in diameter (6 cm) in spring and summer.

Fruiting Habits:

Las Cactaceas de Mexico

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