• Echinocereus reichenbachii
  • Echinocereus reichenbachii
  • Echinocereus reichenbachii
  • Echinocereus reichenbachii

Echinocereus reichenbachii

Hedgehog Cactus, Lace Hedgehog Cactus, Lace Cactus, Texas Lace Cactus. Purple Candle
Size: ex 9cm pot

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Quick Overview

  • Hardy outdoor cactus
  • Tolerates extreme sub-zero temperatures
  • Small cylindrical habit
  • Fuschia-pink flowers with green stigma
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Description

Echinocereus reichenbachii, the Lace Hedgehog Cactus is found across the Chihuahuan Desert in both Mexico and the USA and is one of the hardiest of the Echinocereus, tolerating extreme sub-zero temperatures and some wet weather in winter providing it has a very free-draining substrate. It has a small cylindrical habit with white spines and a stunning fuschia-pink flower with a darker purple-red centre, a green stigma and pale creamy-yellow anthers.

One of the best non-Opuntiad cacti for an outdoor situation, Echinocereus reichenbachii is a tough little thing and very beautiful when in flower. Better to be safe than sorry, there is really no point placing this outside unless you invest time and effort to make a proper free-draining desert area garden with lots of gravel, grit and limestone. A raised bed and a gradient for extra drainage is desirable and probably essential in most areas.

Additional Information

Order Caryophyllales
Family Cactaceae
Sub-Family Cactoideae
Synonyms Cereus caespitosus, Cereus caespitosus var. castaneus, Cereus caespitosus var. major, Cereus caespitosus var. minor, Cereus concolor, Cereus pectiniferus, Cereus reichenbachianus, Cereus reichenbachianus var. castaneus, Echinocactus reichenbachii, Echinocereus caespitosus, Echinocereus caespitosus f. castaneus, Echinocereus caespitosus var. castaneus, Echinocereus caespitosus var. major, Echinocereus castaneus, Echinocereus mariae, Echinocereus pectinatus var. caespitosus, Echinocereus purpureus, Echinocereus reichenbachii subsp. burrensis,, Echinocereus reichenbachii subsp. caespitosus, Echinocereus reichenbachii subsp. comanchensis, Echinocereus reichenbachii subsp. reichenbachii, Echinocereus reichenbachii var. reichenbachii, Echinocereus rotatus, Echinocereus texensis, Echinopsis pectinata var. reichenbachii, Echinopsis reichenbachiana
Geographical Origin USA: Texas, New Mexico, Colorado, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma; Mexico: Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas
Cultivation Full sun. Free-draining gritty soil with lots of gravel and sharp sand. Keep dry, water infrequently
Eventual Height 20-30cm
Eventual Spread 8-10cm
Hardiness Very hardy - down to at least -15C which is probably colder than it will ever get for you in the UK. In its native habitat it goes down to a mind-numbing -28C. Must have free-draining gritty substrate and a thick gravel mulch is sensible

Echinocereus reichenbachii

Hedgehog Cactus, Lace Hedgehog Cactus, Lace Cactus, Texas Lace Cactus. Purple Candle
Size: ex 9cm pot

Availability: Sold Out

£10.99
You could receive 20 Palm Points for writing a review and/or rating this product.

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