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Mexican Claret Cup
Scientific Name: Echinocereus coccineus ssp. coccineus Engelm.
Synonym: Echinocereus roemeri, Echinocereus hildmannii, Echinocereus krausei, Echinocereus kunzei, Echinocereus matudae, Echinocereus arizonicus ssp. matudae, Echinocereus coccineus ssp. roemeri, Echinocereus rosei, Echinocereus steerae, Echinocereus toroweapensis, Echinocereus hexaedrus, Echinocereus neomexicanus, Cereus hexaedrus, Echinocereus coccineus ssp. rosei, Cereus aggregata, Escobaria aggregata, Coryphantha aggregata, Echinocereus aggregatus, Echinocereus coccineus ssp. aggregatus, Echinocereus arizonicus, Echinocereus canyonensis, Echinocereus pectinatus ssp. ctenoides, Echinocereus decumbens, Mammillaria aggregata
Family: Cactaceae
Mexican Claret Cup (Echinocereus  coccineus ssp. coccineus)
'Echinocereus matudae' in June from Uhlig Nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: 15F (-10C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Southwestern USA, Mexico (Sonora, Coahuila, Chihuahua)

Growth Habits: Usually clumping, often in large colonies, dark green stem, up to 16 inches tall (40 cm), 1 to 2 inches in diameter (5 cm); 8 to 11 ribs; spines mostly undifferentiated between radials and centrals; 0 to 4 centrals, up to 3 inches long (7.5 cm); 5-20 radials

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


Mexican Claret Cup (Echinocereus  coccineus ssp. coccineus)

Blooming Habits:
Orange-red flowers, up to 3 inches in diameter (8 cm), stigma with 7 or 8 lobes.

Fruiting Habits:

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