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PlantFiles: Echinopsis
Echinopsis tacaquirensis

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinopsis (ek-in-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: tacaquirensis (tak-uh-kwee-REN-sis) (Info)

Synonym:Echinopsis tacaquirensis subsp. tacaquirensis
Synonym:Cereus tacaquirensis
Synonym:Trichocereus tacaquirensis

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
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
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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
From softwood 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 Nov 18, 2004, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Needs shade or light shade in the hotter lands from afternoon sun, and a little extra water in the hotter, dryer lands. But definately likes lots of sun too.

The subspecies 'tacaquireensis' usually dosen't have spines that can be distinguished between a radial spine or a central spine. The spines of the subspecies 'taquimbalensis' are easily distinguishable.

Flowers range from white to light pink, 9 inches long & tubular with brownish hairs.

Regional...

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

Chandler, Arizona
Mesa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona



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