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Lloyd's Hedgehog Cactus
Scientific Name: Echinocereus roetteri (Engelm.) Rümpler
Synonym: Cereus roetteri, Echinocereus lloydii, Echinocereus roetteri, Echinocereus lloydii
Family: Cactaceae
Lloyd's Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus  roetteri) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50°F (10°C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: USA (Texas, New Mexico)

Growth Habits: Solitary or branching, green stems 6-8 inches tall (15-20 cm), 4.5 inches in diameter (11 cm); 10 to 13 tuberculate ribs; roundish areoles, 0.24 to 0.6 inch apart (6-15 mm); 2 or 3 (to 8) central spines; 8 to 17 white or pinkish awl-shaped radials, 0.4 to 0.6 inch long (1 to 1.5 cm)

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


Echinocereus x roetteri is probably a naturally occurring hybrid between E. coccineus and E. dasyacanthus, that would have stabilized reproductively (Knight and Zimmerman).

Blooming Habits:
Typically orange (can be yellow or pink) flowers, up to 3 inches in diameter (7 cm), 2.4 to 3 inches long (6-7.5 cm) with retuse petals.

Fruiting Habits:

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