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PlantFiles: Hedgehog, Echinocereus
Echinocereus viereckii subsp. morricalii

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

Synonym:Echinocereus morricalii
Synonym:Echinocereus viereckii var. morricalii

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
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:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Xenomorf On May 25, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

The "viereckii" subspecies has spines that are rarely longer than 1 inch and 6 to 9 tuberculate ribs.
The "huastecensis" subspecies has spines that are up to about 4 inches long and 8 to 13 ribs.
The "morricalii" subspecies is spineless or nearly spineless and has 6 or 7 non-tubercled ribs.

Regional...

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

Chandler, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Corona, California
Hesperia, California
Mission Viejo, California



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