|Common Name||Hedgehog cactus, Sea-urchin cactus, or Easter lily cactus|
|Maximum Reachable Height||60 inches|
|Flower Colour||Red, white, yellow, orange, and pink.|
|Bloom Time||Spring and Summer|
|Difficulty Level||Easy to grow|
Planting And Care
Repot the plant during summer. To report cacti, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot. Be careful when handling Echinopsis as they have stiff spines.
Water the plant only when the soil becomes completely dry. Do not overwater your plant.
Echinopsis Species Care
Echinopsis can be propagated from offspring sown in spring or summer. Cut offsets close to the stem, at the narrowest possible place. When rooting cacti from cuttings, let the fresh cutting dry out slightly on a paper towel and cut the cacti at the narrowest place possible. After a few days place the cutting in a rooting mixture of fast-draining cacti soil. Keep the cutting barely moist and warm. New roots will form in a matter of weeks, either around the vascular bundles or the cut areolas near the cut. Once new roots are visible, pot the plant as a typical cactus and move it into a new pot.
|Temperature||15-25 degrees C|
|Fertilizer||Use any organic fertilizer during spring.|
Echinopsis Species Special Feature
This flower produces very beautiful flowers of different colors.
Echinopsis Species Uses
- Can be grown as a pot plant