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Sacasil, Zocoxochitl
Scientific Name: Echinocereus poselgeri Lem.
Synonym: Echinocereus tamaulipensis ssp. deherdtii, Echinocereus tamaulipensis ssp. waldeisii, Echinocereus waldeisii, Wilcoxia tuberosa, Echinocereus tuberosus, Cereus tuberosus, Echinocereus tamaulipensis, Wilcoxia kroenleinii, Echinocereus poselgeri ssp. kroenleinii, Echinocereus tamaulipensis ssp. dehardii, Wilcoxia poselgeri, Cereus poselgeri, Wilcoxia tamaulipensis
Family: Cactaceae
Sacasil, Zocoxochitl (Echinocereus  poselgeri)
Echinocereus poselgeri at the Huntingtons (HBG60560)
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11
USDA: 9-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Filtered light

Origin: Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas), USA (Texas)

Growth Habits: Shrubby, long thin erect stems arising from a tuberous root system (photo 2), dark green stems up to 4 feet long (1.2 m), 0.8 in. in diameter (2 cm); 8 to 10 shallow ribs; close-set areoles 1.5 to 3 mm apart, with greyish white spines; 1 central spine, enlarged at its base, 4mm long; 9-12 straight radials

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


Sacasil, Zocoxochitl (Echinocereus  poselgeri)

Sacasil, Zocoxochitl (Echinocereus  poselgeri)

Blooming Habits:
The funnelform pale magenta flowers, with reddish throat, come near the tips of older stems. They open around noon and close at night, in early summer, 2.5 inches in diameter (6 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

Las Cactaceas de Mexico

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