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Echinopsis deserticola
Scientific Name: Echinopsis deserticola (Werderm.) Friedrich & G.D. Rowley
Synonym: Trichocereus fulvilanus, Echinopsis fulvilana, Trichocereus deserticolus, Cereus deserticolus
Family: Cactaceae
Echinopsis  deserticola
Echinopsis deserticola at the Wallace's collection in Phoenix in April
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16,17,21-24
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: Frost tender

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun..

Origin: Coastal hills of Chile

Growth Habits: Shrubby, greyish-green columnar stems up to 5 feet tall (1.5 m), 1.6 to 2.8 inches in diameter (4-7 cm); 8-13 notched ribs; large white felted areoles; 2 to 4 central spines, 1 to 6 inches long (2.5 to 15 cm); 9 to 12 radials, 0.6 to 1 inch long (1.5-2.5 cm).

Watering Needs: Little water, needs good drainage


Blooming Habits:
Fragrant nocturnal white flowers in summer, 3.6 to 4.8 inches long (9-12 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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