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Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinocereus (ek-in-oh-KER-ee-us) (Info)
Species: triglochidiatus (try-glo-ky-dee-AY-tus) (Info)

Synonym:Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. triglochidiatus

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Cactus and Succulents

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)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
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

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

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

Grown for foliage

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

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:

Positive valerie023 On Nov 1, 2007, valerie023 from El Paso, TX wrote:

I did not now that this plant can grow in 8 diffrent places.


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

Green Valley, Arizona
Maricopa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Prescott, Arizona
Sun Lakes, Arizona
Huntington, Arkansas
Bostonia, California
Davis, California
Ontario, California
Reseda, California
Templeton, California
Denver, Colorado
Tallahassee, Florida
Fairfield, Iowa
Henderson, Nevada
Sparks, Nevada
Elephant Butte, New Mexico
Las Cruces, New Mexico
Los Alamos, New Mexico
Mesilla Park, New Mexico
Penn Yan, New York
Kermit, Texas
Leakey, Texas
Pleasanton, Texas
Tarpley, Texas
Genola, Utah
Springdale, Utah
Quilcene, Washington

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