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PlantFiles: Echinopsis
Echinopsis maximiliana

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

Synonym:Lobivia maximiliana
Synonym:Echinopsis maximiliana subsp. caespitosa
Synonym:Echinopsis maximiliana subsp. westii
Synonym:Lobivia intermedia
Synonym:Lobivia sicuaniensis

Cactus and Succulents

under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

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

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

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

Bloom Color:
Gold (Yellow-Orange)

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring

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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:

Propagation Methods:
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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No positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral Xenomorf On Jan 23, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

This plant clusters.
Blooms are red with orange-yellow throats.

Additional synonyms: Lobivia charazanensis, Lobivia westii, Lobivia corbula, Lobivia miniatiflora, Lobivia caespitosa, Lobivia hermanniana, Lobivia cariquinensis, Lobivia cruciaureispina, Lobivia pseudocariquinensis, Lobivia westii var. intermedia, Lobivia pentlandii var. maximiliana, Lobivia maximiliana subsp. caespitosa, Lobivia maximiliana subsp. westii, Echinopsis caespitosa, Echinopsis pentlandii var. maximiliana

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