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Echinopsis cristata

Thistle globe

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  • Echinopsis cristata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Echinopsis cristata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Features

  • BloomsApril to July
  • Height0.15m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourWhitish pink-orange red

Description

Echinopsis cristata (Thistle globe). This species will form a low mound with white fine hairs.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Succulent or Cactus

Origin

South America

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  • Echinopsis cristata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019
  • Echinopsis cristata | Copyright Greenplantswap 2019

Needs

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

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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