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B. (Bologna, Italy)
This Echinocereus is a gorgeous white spined clumper. Over time it
produces a mound of about 60 cm across.
Description: Echinocwereus nivosusis a small
upright cactus that forms compact mounds
Stems: Dark green up to 12 cm tall, 4 cm in diameter. The stems
are totally covered with soft snow white spines.
Ribs: 10 to 15.
Spines: Short, very dense, erect, thin, needle-like of a pure
Central spines: 10 to 15.
Radial spines: 25 to 40.
Flowers: The flowers are large glossy pink to rich purple , with
bright green stamens. narrow at the tips of the stems, up to 5cm in
Blooming season: Spring
nivosus is relatively easy to grow and very attractive. Rot easily
it is sensitive to overwatering (rot prone),
so perfect soil drainage is a must. 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.
Very cold resistant above approx -9 C or less
for short periods of time.
In mild climate they grow well when planted freely outside
in well-drained soil.
Propagation: Seeds, Cuttings