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  Echinocereus pulchellus var. weinbergii
(Syn: Echinocereus weinbergii)
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E. pulchellus var. weinbergii  is very popular in collections, and bears many spectacular big pink flowers.
 

Description: Solitary or slowly clumping 
Stems:
Flat globular
, conical as it ages, up to 13 cm in diameter (but cultivated plants are frequently larger), bluish green when young;
Ribs: 
14 or 15, acute
Areoles: 5 to7 mm apart; 3 to 7
Central spines:
Not present.
Radial spines:
8 to 11 spines per areole, 3-12 mm long, pale yellowish.
Roots: It has a strong taproot.
Flowers: Abundant pink or purple/red (rarely white) flowers, up to 6 cm in diameter.
 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties of Echinocereus pulchellus.

Form & Cultivars:

 

Cultivation: It has a strong tap root and should have a deep pot to accommodate it.  It needs porous well-drained soil.   Water carefully;  too much water will make it rot.   Keep dry at minimum temperature of 5 C in winter, although it will tolerate brief periods down to -10 degrees.  Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade.

Propagation:
It grows easily from seeds or cuttings (if available)


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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name:   Echinocereus weinbergii Weing.

Origin:   Mexico (Zacatecas)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

Ecology: It is a geophyte cactus with a swollen underground  storage taproot. In the wild it tends to disappear completely in the ground, in times of drought.
 

Synonyms:

  • Echinocereus pulchellus ssp. weinbergii  (Weing.) N.P.Taylor
  • Echinocereus weinbergii,
  • Echinocereus pulchellus ssp. venustus
 




 

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