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Echinocereus subinermis

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinocereus (ek-in-oh-KER-ee-us) (Info)
Species: subinermis (sub-in-ERM-iss) (Info)

Synonym:Echinocereus subinermis subsp. subinermis
Synonym:Echinocereus luteus
Synonym:Echinocereus luteus subsp. subinermis

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Category:
Alpines and Rock Gardens
Perennials
Tropicals and Tender Perennials
Cactus and Succulents

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

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

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

Bloom Color:
Bright Yellow

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Evergreen
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
This plant may be considered a protected species; check before digging or gathering seeds
Suitable for growing in containers

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

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Seed Collecting:
Allow seedheads to dry on plants; remove and collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive cacti_lover On May 18, 2005, cacti_lover from Henderson, NV (Zone 9b) wrote:

This cactus can not tolerate much frost and does not like full harsh sun either. Younger plants have short spines while older ones are almost spineless. Flowers in spring and summer.

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Reseda, California
Henderson, Nevada



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