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PlantFiles: Echinopsis
Echinopsis lateritia

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinopsis (ek-in-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: lateritia

Synonym:Lobivia lateritia
Synonym:Lobivia carminantha
Synonym:Lobivia kupperiana
Synonym:Lobivia cintiensis
Synonym:Lobivia scopulina

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 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:
Red
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

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 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

Profile:

No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral Xenomorf On Jan 22, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Plant always grows solitary. Flowers bloom in the daytime, funnel-formed, 2 inches long & brick-red to carmine in color.

Additional synonyms: Lobivia pentlandii, Lobivia cintiensis, Lobivia camataquiensis, Hymenorebutia torreana, Hymenorebutia torataensis, Hymenorebutia cintiensis



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