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Echinopsis Hybrid - Sea Urchin Cactus - Plant

Echinopsis Hybrids - Assortment of 3 flowering-size plants in pot

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Description

  • Cactaceae
  • Hybrid obtention
  • H 0.3m x L 0.2m
  • Z8
  • Perennial
  • 3 plants of flowering size in pot, 3 different hybrids


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Spherical cactus measuring about twenty centimeters in diameter, gradually lengthening in height with age, with straight and protruding sides on which are inserted short or long thorns depending on the species and the hybrid. The flowers are huge, funnel-shaped, 20 cm high and at least 10 cm in diameter. Some hybrids even produce flowers with a diameter greater than 20 cm! The colors range from white to pink, including red, orange, yellow, salmon, fuschia, bicolor, etc. in bright or pastel shades. They open in the evening and generally last 24 hours, sometimes longer. They give off a light, lemony scent that attracts pollinating insects (bumblebees, bees, night moths). They appear mainly in June and July, by synchronized flushes between several plants, offering a breathtaking sight. There is a very large number of hybrid Echinopsis, some of which are extremely hard to find. Their botanical ancestors come from the New World (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Paraguay) where they grow in mountainous areas between 400 and 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, their hybrid descendants tolerate generous watering as well as periods of prolonged drought, but they much less like the burning summer sun than their desert cousins. They also support frost down to -8 and even -12 ° C, depending on the species and the hybrid. Sea Urchin Cactus is one of the most popular and easiest to maintain cacti. We offer you a Discovery Assortment of 3 beautiful hybrids, different and mixed randomly. A lot of 3 plants of flowering size in pot.

Growing Tips: Plant your Echinopsis in a pot chosen as wide as it is deep, and adapt its width to the size of the plant - which will evolve each year. A mixture of soil for cacti is suitable, but potting soil for geraniums is even better for this type of cactus. Give your Echinopsis lots of sun all year round, while protecting them from the scorching sun of hot hours in summer. They will enjoy a spot on a terrace, in a rock garden, or behind a window. Keep them completely dry from October to March. Repot each year in March and remove the old exhausted soil from the roots. If you notice the presence of root mealybugs (white flakes), remove thoroughly all traces of potting soil from the roots and wash them well before applying an insecticide treatment by soaking. Start watering again from April, gradually increasing the frequency of watering and the amount of water. From May to September, water regularly and add well-diluted liquid fertilizer to the water every 10 to 15 days. The frequency of watering should then be such that the soil remains moist, but never soggy: Never place a saucer under the pot. During September, reduce watering gradually to suspend it completely during the fall and winter. You can then put your Echinopsis resting in a cellar with window or in your appartment, near a window - the sculptural form of Echinopsis being very decorative and sometimes surprising. You can also leave your Echinopsis outside all year round but shelter them from excess rains in the fall and winter, as well as from heavy frosts. With these Growing Tips, you will keep your Echinopsis for many years while enjoying their spectacular flowering. Promote an even more abundant flowering by systematically removing all the buddings that will appear at the base of certain plants. It will encourage your Echinopsis to please you with more beautiful flowers than ever.

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Echinopsis Hybrid - Sea Urchin Cactus - Plant

Echinopsis Hybrid - Sea Urchin Cactus - Plant

Echinopsis Hybrids - Assortment of 3 flowering-size plants in pot

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