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Hedgehog cactus

Botanical name: Echinocereus

Hedgehog cactus
Botanical name: Echinocereus
Hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus)

Description

Hedgehog cactus are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.

Species of Hedgehog cactus

Nylon hedgehog cactus

Nylon hedgehog cactus

Nylon hedgehog cactus are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.
Scarlet hedgehog cactus

Scarlet hedgehog cactus

Scarlet hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus coccineus) is a cactus native to Mexico and the southwestern United States. Scarlet hedgehog cactus grows naturally in arid climates in shaded locations. This species is prone to root rot during home cultivation if its soil its not kept completely dry between waterings.
Strawberry hedgehog cactus

Strawberry hedgehog cactus

Strawberry hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus engelmannii) is a cactus that will grow to 25 cm tall with ribbed stems that are covered in spikes. Large tubular reddish-pink flowers bloom between the spiked stems from spring to summer. Blossoms last for a few days opening during the day and closing at night. Red fleshy fruit with a spiny exterior appears in late summer ripening in fall.
Strawberry hedgehog cactus

Strawberry hedgehog cactus

Strawberry hedgehog cactus (Echinocereus stramineus) is a cactus found in northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. It grows in small clumps of round lobes, giving rise to its common name. It is quite resilient against cold temperatures but cannot survive overwatering. The distinctive, almost porcupine-like spines can grow up to 8 cm long!
Kingcup Cactus

Kingcup Cactus

The kingcup Cactus is one of several varieties of hedgehog cacti known for its orange-red to scarlet flowers that are shaped like cups, hence its common name. It is a day-flowering cactus, meaning when it is in bloom, its flowers reopen each morning and each blossom can last for two to three days.
Rainbow hedgehog cactus

Rainbow hedgehog cactus

The Echinocereus rigidissimus is commonly known as rainbow hedgehog cactus. It is native to areas in the United States and Mexico. The plant sometimes blooms during the summer. It is becoming less common because of the proliferation of cattle raising and vehicles in its habitat.
Texas rainbow cactus

Texas rainbow cactus

Texas rainbow cactus (Echinocereus dasyacanthus) is a single-stemmed cactus that will grow 15 to 20 cm tall. It features a colorful rainbow of spines and huge bright yellow flowers that bloom in spring. It requires full sun and well-drained soil. It attracts hummingbirds and bees and is deer and rabbit-resistant. Great for container plantings or in rock gardens.
Rainbow cactus

Rainbow cactus

Rainbow cactus (Echinocereus pectinatus) is a solitary cactus named for its flowers which range in color from white or yellow to lavender or magenta. Showy blooms appear from late spring to early summer and last a few days before falling off. It prefers sun to partial shade and needs well-drained sandy soil with no over watering.
Ladyfinger cactus

Ladyfinger cactus

Ladyfinger cactus (Echinocereus pentalophus) is also known as Alicoche, Devil's Fingers, and Dog Tail. It needs bright sunlight, light fertilizer, and is prone to root rot. The root system is shallow and weak. Aphids and mealybugs are also a danger. Avoiding wet soil can help with success with a ladyfinger cactus.
Pitaya

Pitaya

Pitaya (Echinocereus enneacanthus) is also called green strawberry hedgehog cactus. It’s indigenous to western North America. Its greenish-brown fruits are very popular in Mexico and have a taste similar to strawberries. If you’re growing pitaya in a container, make sure that the pot has excellent drainage. Its root system is prone to rot.
Lace Hedgehog Cactus

Lace Hedgehog Cactus

Lace Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus reichenbachii) is a flowering perennial shrub native to Mexico and the southwestern United States. Lace Hedgehog Cactus grow well near rock outcroppings in dry, well-drained soil. This species is often cultivated for ornamental purposes.
Echinocereus subinermis

Echinocereus subinermis

Echinocereus subinermis is a flowering cactus native to Mexico. Echinocereus subinermis is often cultivated as a houseplant, but requires warm, arid climates for optimal growth. In temperate climates, this species must be grown under glass or indoors to avoid low temperatures. When grown as a houseplant, the soil should be kept mostly dry to avoid root rot.
Echinocereus mombergerianus

Echinocereus mombergerianus

Echinocereus mombergerianus are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.
Echinocereus viridiflorus subsp. chloranthus

Echinocereus viridiflorus subsp. chloranthus

Echinocereus viridiflorus subsp. chloranthus are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.
Lloyd's hedgehog cactus

Lloyd's hedgehog cactus

Lloyd's hedgehog cactus are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.
Echinocereus pensilis

Echinocereus pensilis

Echinocereus pensilis are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.
Pinkflower hedgehog cactus

Pinkflower hedgehog cactus

Pinkflower hedgehog cactus are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.
Pinkflower hedgehog cactus

Pinkflower hedgehog cactus

Pinkflower hedgehog cactus are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.
Pinkflower hedgehog cactus

Pinkflower hedgehog cactus

Pinkflower hedgehog cactus are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.
Brownspine hedgehog cactus

Brownspine hedgehog cactus

Brownspine hedgehog cactus are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.
Nichol's hedgehog cactus

Nichol's hedgehog cactus

Nichol's hedgehog cactus are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.
Mojave mound cactus

Mojave mound cactus

Mojave mound cactus are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.
Scarlet hedgehog cactus

Scarlet hedgehog cactus

Scarlet hedgehog cactus are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.
Echinocereus viereckii

Echinocereus viereckii

Echinocereus viereckii are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.
Echinocereus cinerascens

Echinocereus cinerascens

Echinocereus cinerascens are small-to-medium sized plants that are easier to cultivate in home conditions than many other cactus groups, with attractive blooming occurring in the spring if the plants are growing in optimal conditions. The "hedgehog" part of the common name "Hedgehog cacti" refers to the shape of its spiny fruits.
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