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  Echinocereus lauii CACTUSPEDIA       

 


E. lauii  L 780 El Trigo, Sonora, Mexico
 

Description:  Small clump-forming species.  Heavy bloomer, it starts producing flowers when still very young.
Stems:  Upright, cylindrical  that branches profusely from the base.
Radials spines:  Dense, white, soft and short.
Central spines:  Soft ruby red.
Flowers:  Subapical, Large, deep pink to clear violet, with long hairy tube, long-lived.
Blooming season:  March to April.
Spines:  Short, dark.
 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Echinocereus lauii Frank sp. nov.
Kakt. And. Sukk. 29. (4): 74 - 77 (1978)

Taxonomy: TL:  Mexico, Sonora, east of Yecora, El Trigo Ranch, 1800 m,
Field number:
L780, Jan. 1974

 

 




It flowers well.
 


 


Branching upright species, densely covered with many thin, white and red spines.


Cultivation:
In culture E. laui is without problems, easy to grow, very attractive and regularly shows its beautiful flowers, if provided with an adequate winter rest period. It is sensitive to over-watering (rot prone), and needs good drainage Keep drier and cool in winter.  Needs full sun.  In the summer they need an airy location in bright sun; well watered when it's hot. To achieve the best spine density give these plants lots of sun. In the winter light, cool, and absolutely dry conditions. Cold resistant  above  -5 C or less for short periods of time. In mild climate they grow well when planted freely outside in well-drained soil.

Propagation: Seeds (usually), it also can be grown from cuttings, as it branch from the base.



 

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