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  Echinocereus bristolii
(Syn: Echinocereus pseudopectinatus)
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Cultivation: E. bristolli is relatively easy to grow and very attractive. Rot easily it is sensitive to overwatering (rot prone), so perfect soil drainage is a must. It prefer a neutral to slightly acidic compost with plenty of extra grit.  Best if watered with rain water and given an occasional tonic of sequestrated iron. In the summer they need an airy location in bright sun; well watered when it's hot. To achieve the best spine colours give these plants lots of sun. In the winter light, cool, and absolutely dry conditions. Very cold resistant  above approx -12C or less for short periods of time. In mild climate they grow well when planted freely outside in well-drained soil.

Propagation: Seeds

 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of E. bristolii/pseudopectinatus complex (This Taxon has lots of synonyms whit several controversial varieties and subspecies):

 

 

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:  Echinocereus bristolii W. T. Marshall

OriginAriz.; Mexico (Sonora).

Habitat:  Chihuahuan Desert, desert scrub, mostly semidesert grasslands, rocky slopes, mostly igneous substrates; 1200-1400 m;

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Common NameSonoran Rainbow Cactus

The flowers of E. bristolii are truly beautiful.

 

 

 


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