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PlantFiles: Echinocereus
Echinocereus maritimus subsp. hancockii

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinocereus (ek-in-oh-KER-ee-us) (Info)
Species: maritimus subsp. hancockii

Synonym:Echinocereus hancockii
Synonym:Echinocereus maritimus var. hancockii

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Pale Yellow
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
By dividing rhizomes, tubers, corms or bulbs (including offsets)
From woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

No positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral CactusJordi On Apr 18, 2011, CactusJordi from El Cajon, CA wrote:

This species has to be grown in full sun otherwise its spines won't develop that stoutly/sturdily.

Neutral Xenomorf On May 10, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

The 'hancockii' subspecies has stems that are 2.2 to 2.8 inches thick and has smaller clumps of up to 30 heads.
The 'maritimus' subspecies has stems that are 1.2 to 2.8 inches thick and grows clumps up to 300 heads at up to over 6 feet wide.

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Bostonia, California



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