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Echinopsis Hybrid - Sea Urchin Cactus - Assortment of 3 Plants

Echinopsis Hybrids - Assortment of 3 flowering-size plants

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  • Cactaceae
  • Horticultural Hybrids
  • H 0.3m x L 0.2m
  • Z7
  • Perennial
  • Synonym : Sea-Urchin Cactus
  • 1 Discovery Assortment of 3 hybrids - different and mixed : 3 flowering-size plants in godets
  • Discount price : 3.33 € per Cactus instead of 4 €


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Echinopsis are spherical cacti of a deep green color, measuring about twenty centimeters max in diameter, gradually lengthening in height with age, with straight and prominent sides on which are inserted short or long thorns depending on the hybrid.
Like all cacti, Echinopsis is a sculptural plant, ornamental all year round.

The flowers of the Sea-Urchin Cactus, impressive, can be enormous.
Trumpet-shaped, opening like a sun, they are 15 to 20 cm high and 10 to 15 cm in diameter.
Some hybrids even have flowers with a diameter of more than 20 cm !
Their colors range from white to pink, including red, orange, yellow, salmon, fuschia, bicolor, etc. in bright or pastel tones.
They open in the evening and generally last 24 hours, sometimes longer.
They give off a light and lemony scent that attracts pollinating insects (bumblebees and night moths).
They appear mainly in May, June and July, in synchronized flushes between several plants, giving breathtaking blooms.
These seas of flowers can completely hide the cactus bodies.

Today, there is a very large number of Echinopsis hybrids.
Some hybrids are so rare that collectors snatch them away for hundreds of Euros per cutting.

The botanical Echinopsis from which they all descend are endemic to the mountainous areas of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, and Paraguay.
They grow between 400 in 2400 m above sea level, in areas with bushy or shrubby vegetation, in cool and humid climates with a dry season (southern summer).
For this reason, the modern hybrid offspring likes regular watering, withstands droughts of several months, and withstands frost down to -8 or -12 ° C (depending on the hybrid, and all the better when the roots are kept dry).
On the other hand, it does not appreciate the scorching summer sun.

The Sea-Urchin Cactus is one of the most popular cacti and easy to care.
Highly recommended to beginners.

We offer you a Discovery Assortment of 3 beautiful hybrids, different and mixed.
A set of 3 well-developed plants, of flowering size, in godets (see photos)


Growing Tips

Plant your Echinopsis in a pot chosen as wide as it is deep, with a width suitable to the size of the plant, so that the pot is stable and cannot tip over.

A Cactus potting soil is fine, but Geranium potting soil works even better with Echinopsis.

Give your Echinopsis plenty of sun all year round, while protecting it from the scorching summer sun during the hotest hours.

Sea-Urchin Cacti will thrive on a terrace, in a rock garden, behind a window, in a veranda.

Repot each year in March, removing extensively the old, depleted soil from between the roots.
If you notice the presence of root mealybugs (white flakes), remove thoroughly all traces of soil from the roots and wash them well before applying an insecticide treatment by soaking - the ideal being to use a systemic insecticide.

Start watering again from April, gradually increasing the frequency of watering and the amount of water.
From May to September, water regularly so that the soil is always moist but never soggy, and add liquid fertilizer for flowering plants to the water every two weeks.
In September, gradually reduce watering and completely stop it during the fall and winter, from October to March.

You can then bring your Echinopsis in a cellar with a window, or in your home for decoration, on a table, a desk, near a window, etc.
You can also leave your Sea-Urchin Cactus outside all year round, but shelter it from excess rains in the fall and winter, as well as from severe frosts.

With these Growing Tips, you will keep your Echinopsis for many years and enjoy their spectacular flowering, which will be more abundant year after year.

IMPORTANT :
Promote an abundant flowering by systematically removing any sucker that may appear at the base of the plant.
If you let them grow, they will capture the sap and prevent it from feeding to the flower buds, and they will release hormones signaling to the plant that it should stop blooming.

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Echinopsis Hybrid - Sea Urchin Cactus - Assortment of 3 Plants

Echinopsis Hybrid - Sea Urchin Cactus - Assortment of 3 Plants

Echinopsis Hybrids - Assortment of 3 flowering-size plants

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