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PlantFiles: Echinopsis
Echinopsis thionantha

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

Synonym:Echinocactus thionanthus
Synonym:Echinocactus chionanthus
Synonym:Acanthocalycium brevispinum
Synonym:Echinopsis brevispina
Synonym:Acanthocalycium catamarcense

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 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
Light Shade

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

Bloom Color:
Red
Bright Yellow
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

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 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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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Xenomorf On Jan 26, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Flowers range from bright yellow to red to white and are bell-shaped The floral tubes have brown-white hairs /bristles and dark spine-tipped scales.

Additional synonyms: Acanthocalycium thionanthum var.minutum, Acanthocalycium thionanthum, Acanthocalycium griseum, Acanthocalycium minutum, Acanthocalycium chionanthum, Echinopsis chionantha, Echinocactus thionanthus, Lobivia thionantha, Lobivia chionantha

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona



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