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  Echinocereus scheeri subsp. gentryi "cucumis"
cv. HONK KONG variegata
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Great cactus cultivar!!! All people who have seen this plant have been impressed by the magnificent flowers.

 

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 spineless 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 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 can branch from the base.

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name Echinocereus gentryi Clover 1938

Origin: Mexico (Eastern Sonora, Western Chihuahua)
TL: Mexico, Sonora, Caņon Saucito, H.S. Gentry, 1932 (MICH).

 Synonym:

  • Echinocereus scheeri var. gentryi (Clover) Taylor 1984

  • Echinocereus scheeri ssp. gentryi (Clover) Taylor 1997

Notes: Echinocereus cucumis is usually considered a  synonym of this species.

 

 



Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of
Echinocereus scheerii.



 

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