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Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina
Scientific Name: Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina (Krainz) Krainz
Synonym: Echinopsis kermesina, Pseudolobivia kermesina
Family: Cactaceae
Echinopsis  mamillosa var. kermesina Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16,17,21-24
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 20 F (-7 C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade

Origin: Bolivia (Tarija)

Growth Habits: Solitary spherical to columnar cactus, up to 6 inches in diameter

Watering Needs: Little water, needs good drainage

Propagation: Seeds

Echinopsis kermesina is in the parentage of a lot of hybrid Echinopsis with red flowers.

Blooming Habits:
Large carmine flowers, up to 8 inches long (20 cm), 4 inches wide (10 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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