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Echinocereus mojavensis
Scientific Name: Echinocereus mojavensis Rümpler
Synonym: Cereus mojavensis, Echinocereus coccineus ssp. mojavensis, Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. mojavensis
Family: Cactaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mohave desert: USA (California, Arizona, Utah), occasionally in Mexico (northeastern Baja California)

Growth Habits: Forms large groups of several hundreds of light green globose stems, 2 to 8 inches long (5-20 cm); 8 to 13 ribs with prominent warts, indistinct in the oldest parts of the stems; areoles 0.4 inches apart (1 cm); spines white at first, turning grey as they age; 1 central 1.2 to 2 inches long (3-5 cm); around 10 needle-like spreading radials

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


Blooming Habits:
Red flowers, 2.8 inches long (7 cm), areoles with white felt and short needle-like spines, followed by oblong fruit 1 to 1.2 inches long (2.5-3 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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