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Easter Lily Cactus
Scientific Name: Echinopsis oxygona (Link) Zucc.
Synonym: Echinopsis schwantesii, Echinopsis paraguayensis, Echinopsis multiplex, Cereus oxygonu, Cereus multiplex
Family: Cactaceae
Easter Lily Cactus (Echinopsis  oxygona)
Echinopsis multiplex crest
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 11-13
USDA: 8b

Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 14 F (-10C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Bolivia, Argentina, Uruguay, and Paraguay

Growth Habits: Clumping succulent, up to 1 foot tall (30 cm), clump 2 feet in diameter (60 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water when established


Easter Lily Cactus (Echinopsis  oxygona)

At Holly Gate Nursery, Copyright Terry Hewitt

Blooming Habits:
Magenta, red, orange, or yellow in bright colors at the end of spring.

Fruiting Habits:

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