Echinocereus pectinatus is a well known and widely grown
solitary or slowly branching
cylindrical shaped cactus and one of the smaller Echinocereus species.
Stems: 3-6 cm in diameter with obtuse ribs.
Areoles: Oval, young areoles with short white hair.
Central spines: Not present or 1 to 6 and very short.
Radial spines: 16 to 30 white or pinkish
pectinate, 5-10 mm long
often in coloured bands.
Flowers: Intense pink (but also magenta, lavender...Or...Yellow
to near-whitish) with a white-greenish base, 6-8 cm long , with white
hairs and spines.
Cultivation: In culture
E. pectinatus is without problems if we provide
an adequate winter rest period. It is sensitive to
overwatering (rot prone) needs good drainage, Keep drier and cool in
winter. Need full sun; Very cold resistant
hardy to -10° C or less for short periods of time.
Propagation: Grafting or cutting.