A very nice form with thin needle like spines (thin spined type).
This is a very variable species, especially in the shape of the
In fact identifying the an
Echinofossulocactus is as difficult as identifying the genus is easy.
For the most part, they tend to look alike, and there are far more names
than there are species.
The beautiful flowers (thin spined type)
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 finger. Do not soak the soil during the dormant period. Be careful,
excessive watering can make root and/or stem to rots. Make sure there is
good air circulation between plants. Good drainage is essential along
good moisture retention properties and adequate nutrients availability.
Require bright sunlight to grow well. Dormant plants do best at
temperatures from 5-10°C (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 wooly areoles, and the dense spines are
an ideal habitat for mealy bugs. Frequent inspection of the plants will
prevent them from spreading.
Photo of conspecific
taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants
belonging to the Echinofossulocactus
Taxon has lots of synonyms (like
most Echinofossulocactus) whit several controversial varieties