Echinopsis Hybrid, Trichocereus Hybrid
Echinopsis 'Apricot Glow'

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinopsis (ek-in-OP-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Apricot Glow
Hybridized by Dimmitt
Synonym:Trichocereus

Category:

Cactus and Succulents

Height:

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 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:

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Danger:

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

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Coral/Apricot

Orange

Pale Yellow

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:

Succulent

Other details:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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

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

Regional

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

Phoenix, Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

Henderson, Nevada

La Luz, New Mexico

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Sep 6, 2009, Jon0523 from Green Valley, AZ wrote:

My garden is zone 9B in the Sonora Desert south of Tucson, AZ. "Apricot Glow" seems to be a medium sized Echinopsis hybrid plant. It seems to be somewhat easier sun stressed than other Echinopsis hybrids. The body of the plant also seems to more easily split than other E. hybrids when it is watered to generously. The flower is absolutely beautiful. It is my favorite of all Echinopsis hybrid flowers.

Positive

On Sep 3, 2004, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Flowers: multi-colored, yellow, pink & orange (Apricot). Introduced by Mark Dimmitt.