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Echinocactus platyacanthus

Eagles claw

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Height0.6m to 1m
  • Spread0.6m to 1m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourGolden yellow

Description

Echinocactus platyacanthus (Eagles claw). This perennial cacti is a green colour with yellow-brown spines, the flowers are golden yellow and will bloom in the summer.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Cactus

Origin

S.W USA & Mexico

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

When grown under glass use a standard cactus compost with full light. When grown outdoors, grow in a fertile well drained soil with full sun.

Propagation

Sow the seeds in the spring.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Watch out for mealy bugs when young.

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