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Echinopsis species - Cactus Plant

Echinopsis is a large genus of cacti native to South America, sometimes known as hedgehog cactus. They are known and admired due to their flowers, which can be quite spectacular.

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1 Echinopsis species - Cactus Plant
2 3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

About Echinopsis Species

Echinopsis is the most popular and widely grown genus from the family of cactus. This genus includes more than 100 species varying in size, shape and growing habits. Most of the species in the genus of Echinopsis grow in clusters of globular heads.

 

In some species, these globular heads remain solitary whereas some species produce several offspring around globular heads.The flowers of Echinopsis open only at night, to be pollinated by moths, and close in the morning. The flowers of Echinopsis are short-lived. They grow only in situations where the soil is sandy or gravelly, or on the sides of hills in the crevices of rocks.

 

Plant Specifications

Plant Height 6 inch (15 cm)
Plant Spread 3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Hedgehog cactus, Sea-urchin cactus or Easter lily cactus
Maximum Reachable Height 60 inches
Flower Colour Red, white, yellow, orange and pink.
Bloom Time Spring and Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting And Care

 

  • Repot the plant during summer. To repot cacti, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot. Be careful when handling Echinopsis as they have stiff spines.
  • Water the plant only when the soil becomes completely dry. Do not overwater your plant.

     

    Echinopsis Species Care

    Echinopsis can be propagated from offspring sown in spring or summer. Cut offsets close to the stem, at the narrowest possible place. When rooting cacti from cuttings, let the fresh cutting dry out slightly on a paper towel and cut the cacti at the narrowest place possible. After a few days place the cutting in a rooting mixture of fast-draining cacti soil. Keep the cutting barely moist and warm. New roots will form in a matter of weeks, either around the vascular bundles or the cut areoles near the cut. Once new roots are visible, pot the plant as a typical cactus and move it into new pot.

    Sunlight Full sun
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Well drained soil
    Temperature 15-25 degrees C
    Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer during spring.

    Echinopsis Species Special Feature

    This flower produces very beautiful flower of different color.

    Echinopsis Species Uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Can be grown as pot plant