Echinopsis Hybrid 'Los Angeles'


Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinopsis (ek-in-OP-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Los Angeles
Additional cultivar information:(aka L. A.)
Hybridized by Johnson


Cactus and Succulents

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Suitable for growing in containers


under 6 in. (15 cm)

6-12 in. (15-30 cm)

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)


9-12 in. (22-30 cm)

12-15 in. (30-38 cm)

15-18 in. (38-45 cm)


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


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

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer



Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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 herbaceous stem cuttings

From woody stem cuttings

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us


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

Chandler, Arizona (2 reports)

Mesa, Arizona

Phoenix, Arizona

Huntington Beach, California

Inyokern, California

Vista, California

Port Charlotte, Florida

Ankeny, Iowa

Henderson, Nevada

La Luz, New Mexico

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Gardeners' Notes:


On May 6, 2014, Dragonflys4me from (Chris), IA (Zone 5a) wrote:

Here in Iowa, DH and I grow it as a container plant. During the summer, it's outside in full sun - but once the temps start going down in late Oct/early Nov, we put the containers in the basement near the window and don't water it all winter long. It blooms every summer for us, so it must like how we're doing it! But now they need to be transplanted - should be interesting!


On Nov 16, 2009, princesswarrior from Port Charlotte, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:

This is a beautiful cactus that flowers for me on a continual basis here in sunny florida. A gift from my Grandfather who brought it to me from Germany, it has grown consistently and currently is potted in an old whiskey barrel which it fills to capacity. You can re-root this by taking small pieces off and planting them in another pot to share with friends. I have had success using a well draining soil mixed with sand. My flowers are a beautiful pink and I have had as many as 62 blooms flowering at one time.


On Jan 3, 2005, cacti_lover from Henderson, NV (Zone 9b) wrote:

I heard from a sourse that this hybrid was created by Harry Johnson in Paramount, California. The flowers are light pink and can be up to 3" across. Usually, the more flowers the plant produces, the smaller they tend to be. The plant I have had nine flowers at one time, but each was only 2" across. The flowers are pleasently scented in the morning and typically last a day. This plant can be more than a foot tall. Mine was around a foot when I took the pictures. It can bloom when it is around 3" tall. To propagate, cut out the pups, if it has any, let the cut dry for a few days, then plant it in cactus soil mix. Very easy to grow.


On Jul 26, 2004, Xenomorf from Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

The blooms are lilac. Introduced by Harry Johnson - A Paramount hybrid.