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Echinopsis Genus

Thistle globe

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Rich
  • WaterDry

Description

Echinopsis genus (Thistle globe). There are about 120 species of evergreen perennial cacti which are native to South America. They will range from single, basal, globe-shaped stems, producing funnel-shaped brightly coloured flowers. The blooms will open mostly at night they are very short lived.

Characteristics

Perennials, Evergreens, Cactus

Origin

South America

Cultivation

They are frost tender, min 5C, and will require full sun and well drained soil. It is easy to grow and will adapted well from long periods of neglect.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds or offsets in the spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bugs

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