Description: It has pinky-red petals shading to a bright magenta
border with a phosphorescent violet
throat, Flowers approx. 9.5cm long, 6.5cm. diameter are produced in
early summer and remain open for up to four days, tending to open more
at night and the flowering continues for weeks and weeks (unlike
Echinopsis, which shows off for a day or two).
The plant itself has a nice yellowhis/green spotted
variegation on soft green finger-thick almost
stems, and not terrifically dangerous, either.
Cultivation: In culture E.
scherii 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.
Very cold resistant above -12° C or less for short periods of
In mild climate they grow well when planted freely outside
in well-drained soil.
(usually), it also can be grown from cuttings, as it can branch from the