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Echinocactus ingens

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height1.3m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourYellow, pink, red

Description

Echinocactus ingens. This is an globular upright cactus. Is yellow-green in colour. Prefers high temperatures and will produce tubular flowers.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Cactus

Origin

S.W USA & Mexico

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessTender tropical (min 23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterDry

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 11C; if grown in lower temperatures this will cause yellow patches. They need full sun and very well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Lower temperatures cause yellow patches on E.grusonii. Vunerable to mealy bugs when young.

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