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Echinopsis glaucina
Scientific Name: Echinopsis glaucina (Ritt.) Friedrich & Rowley
Synonym: Acanthocalycium aurantiacum, Acanthocalycium glaucum, Echinopsis aurantiaca
Family: Cactaceae
Echinopsis  glaucina Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16,17,21-24
USDA: 10-12

Frost Tolerance: 15 F (-10 C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 45 F (7 C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix

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

Origin: Argentina (Catamarca)

Growth Habits: Usually solitary, up to 6 inches tall (15 cm), 3 inches in diameter (8 cm); 8-14 ribs; dark spines, 0 or occasionally 1 or2 central spines, 5 to 10 radials to 1 inch long (2.5 cm).

Watering Needs: Little water, needs good drainage


The plant described as Acanthocalycium aurantiacum, now included in this taxon has red flowers with orange centers, grows to 2 inches tall (5 cm), 3.5 inches in diameter (9 cm), has 5 to 7 radials.

Copyright Terry Hewitt

Blooming Habits:
Yellow or red and yellow flowers in summer, up to 2.4 inches long and in diameter (6 cm), followed by dark green, globose fruits, 0.8 inches in diameter (2 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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