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Echinocereus polyacanthus ssp. pacificus
Scientific Name: Echinocereus polyacanthus ssp. pacificus (Engelm.) Breckwoldt
Synonym: Echinocereus mombergerianus, Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. pacificus, Echinocereus polyacanthus ssp. mombergerianus, Cereus phoeniceus var. pacificus, Echinocereus pacificus ssp. mombergerianus, Echinocereus pacificus
Family: Cactaceae
Echinocereus  polyacanthus ssp. pacificus
Echinocereus pacificus at Miles to Go Nursery
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Baja California)

Growth Habits: Clumping, forming large clumps with over 100 stems, each stem up to 12 inches tall (30 cm), 2 to 3 inches in diameter (5-7 cm), 9 to 13 ribs; reddish grey spines; 4 or 5 central spines; 10-12 shorter radial spines, 0.2 to 0.4 inch long (5-10 mm)

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


Blooming Habits:
Bright orange flowers, 1.2 inches long (3 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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