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Echinocereus pulchellus
Scientific Name: Echinocereus pulchellus (Mart.) Schumann in Engler & Prantl
Synonym: Echinocereus amoenus, Cereus pulchellus, Echinocactus pulchellus, Echinocereus aguirrei
Family: Cactaceae
Echinocereus  pulchellus Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11
USDA: 8b-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 15F (-10C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Mexico (northern Oaxaca, Puebla, Hidalgo, San Luis Potosi, and Queretaro)

Growth Habits: Solitary or clumping, heads up to 4 inches tall (10 cm), 1 to 2 inches in diameter. (2.5-5 cm), bluish green when young; 9 to 13 ribs; areoles 0.2 to 0.3 inch apart (5-7 mm); 3 to 7 yellowish spines

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

Propagation: Seeds

In the wild, this cactus tends to disappear completely in the ground in time of drought.

Echinocereus  pulchellus

Blooming Habits:
Abundant pink or white flowers, up to 2.5 inches in diameter (6 cm), 1.6 inches long (4 cm), stigma with 8 or 9 lobes.

Fruiting Habits:

Las Cactaceas de Mexico

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