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Echinofossulucactus sp. LAU 1564  CACTUSPEDIA       

 


Echinofossulocactus sp. L1546
 Sierra de Salamanca, between Ciudad Victoria and Jaumave, Tamaulipas, 600m
 

Description: The Echinofossulocactus sp. LAU 1564  is a solitary plant, up to 20 cm tall, 10 cm wide with very large and decorative areoles.
Stem: Spherical, flattened, the ribs are numerous (up to 50 or more) thin, with very undulated or curled ridges.
Areoles: Very large and showy filled with white wool.
Radial spines: There are about 4 bristle-like, silky, almost transparent radial spines pointing downward, 1-2 cm. long, whitish to cream-colored and partially erect;  may be missing from upper areoles.
Central spines: 3 to 4 much longer, and usually   pastel to tan coloured,  they are straight except for the uppermost one, which may reach 2-3 cm of length, flat, and often curved upwards.
 

This is one of the prettiest species with very large and decorative areoles, filled with white wool. The spines are relatively short and the flowers are bright pink-violet.

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific name: Echinofossulocactus sp. LAU 1564

Origin  Sierra de Salamanca, between Ciudad Victoria and Jaumave, Tamaulipas,  Mexico, 600 m.

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.
 

 

 

 

Cultivation:  Small growing and easy to to care in normal and very drained  cactus compost and very willing to flower, Because of its small size makes a great potted plant specimen, great for beginning collectors, water sparingly and allow to dry between watering, needs good drainage. Watering should be curtailed during the winter months. Full sun but is tolerant and prefers light shade during the hot Summer months. And provide very good ventilation. Frost Tolerance: does not tolerate intense or prolonged cold (hardy to  -5C if kept dry

Propagation: Seeds (usually) or by the shoots of adult plants.

 

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