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Pink Easter Lily Cactus
Scientific Name: Echinopsis eyriesii (Turp.) Zucc.
Synonym: Echinopsis turbinata, Echinopsis pudantii, Echinopsis eyriesii var. pudantii, Echinocactus eyriesii, Cereus eyriesii, Cereus turbinatus
Family: Cactaceae
Pink Easter Lily Cactus (Echinopsis  eyriesii)
Echinopsis eyriesii at the Huntington Gardens in early July
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: Southern Brazil to Argentina

Growth Habits: Solitary or clustering, cylindrical stems, up to 12 inches tall (30 cm), 6 inches in diameter (15 cm); 11 to 18 ribs, not tuberculate; circular areoles with white or tan wool, 0.4 inches apart (1 cm); 12 to 18 short spines, generally less than 0.3 inch (8 mm)

Watering Needs: Little water, needs good drainage


This species was named after Alexandre Eyries of Le Havre, France.

Echinopsis turbinata at the HBG (HBG 24629)

Blooming Habits:
White flower, 7 to 10 inches long (17-25 cm), 2 to 4 inches in diameter (5-10 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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