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PlantFiles: Lady Finger Cactus, Cardoncillo, Alicoche
Echinocereus pentalophus subsp. procumbens

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

Synonym:Cereus procumbens
Synonym:Echinocereus procumbens

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 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)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

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:
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:

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Neutral Xenomorf On May 11, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

The 'pentalophus' subspecies has stem that can be either prostrate or erect having 3 to 5 ribs and 3 to 7 spines per areole. It is the most common. The stems are slightly thicker and lighter green than the subspecies 'procumbens'.
The 'leonensis' subspecies has erect stems with 6 to 8 ribs and up to 9 spines per areole and is thicker than the other subspecies..
The 'procumbens' subspecies has stems that are semi-prostrate and thinnest of all the subspecies; a deeper green in color; with 4 to 5 ribs and 5 to 7 spines per areole.
The flowers on all subspecies are Bright pink & magenta with white or yellow throats.

Regional...

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

Green Valley, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Queen Creek, Arizona



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