Echinopsis species



Echinopsis is a large genus of cacti native to South America, sometimes known as hedgehog cactus. They are known and admired due to their flowers, which can be quite spectacular.

Sr Item name
1 Echinopsis species – Cactus Plant
2 3 inch (8 cm) Grower Round Plastic Pot (Black)

Echinopsis is the most popular and widely grown genus from the family of cactus. This genus includes more than 100 species varying in size, shape, and growing habits. Most of the species in the genus of Echinopsis grow in clusters of globular heads.

In some species, these globular heads remain solitary whereas some species produce several offspring around globular heads. The flowers of Echinopsis open only at night, to be pollinated by moths, and close in the morning. The flowers of Echinopsis are short-lived. They grow only in situations where the soil is sandy or gravelly, or on the sides of hills in the crevices of rocks.

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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.

Sunlight Full sun
Watering Moderately
Soil Well-drained soil
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
Ornamental Use:

  • Can be grown as a pot plant


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