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Echinofossulucactus phyllacanthus "grandicornis" CACTUSPEDIA       

 


Echinofossulucactus phyllacanthus "grandicornis" SB437 Huizache, San Luis Potosi, Mexico

 

 

Cultivation: Easy to to care and flower. No absolute schedule can be given for watering as  various factors (soil mixture, containers, drainage, temperature, size of plant) influence water use, so  - as a general rule - the soil should be thoroughly wetted at each watering during the active growing season (spring and summer); water when the top 1,5- 2 cm of soil feels dry to the fingers. Do not soak the soil during the dormant period. Be careful.  Excessive watering can make root and/or stem rot. Make sure there is good air circulation between plants. Good drainage is essential, along with good moisture retention properties and adequate nutrients availability. Requires bright sunlight to grow well. Dormant plants do best at temperatures from 5-10C (but will tolerate -5 for short periods). The cooler temperatures develop sturdier plants and encourage the formation of flower buds.
Pests: The narrow ribs, the woolly areoles, and the dense spines are an ideal habitat for mealy bugs. Frequent inspection of the plants will prevent them from spreading.

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix

Scientific name: Echinofossulocactus  grandicornis (LEM.) BR. et R. 1922.

Synonyms: Stenocactus grandicornus


 

 


 

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Echinofossulocactus phyllacanthus complex (This Taxon has lots of synonyms (like most Echinofossulocactus) whit several controversial varieties and subspecies):



 

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