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Echinocereus mojavensis

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinocereus (ek-in-oh-KER-ee-us) (Info)
Species: mojavensis (moh-hahv-EN-sis) (Info)

Synonym:Cereus mojavensis
Synonym:Echinocereus triglochidianus var. mojavensis
Synonym:Echinocereus coccineus subsp. mojavensis
Synonym:Echinocereus triglochidianus subsp. mojavensis

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

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

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

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

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:

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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

This plant can (over much time) grow as many as 500 heads forming a large mound or clump. The blooms are carmine red.


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

Marble Canyon, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Hesperia, California

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