Arizona Ruby Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus rigidissimus subsp. rubispinus)

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Echinocereus rigidissimus subsp. rubrispinus

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Plant Height: Up to 6-12 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Purple
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Date: 2009-06-21
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Date: 2018-05-11
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Date: 2019-06-02
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Date: 2018-06-28
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Date: 2018-04-12
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Date: 2010-06-03
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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Sep 23, 2019 2:17 PM

Strikingly beautiful and photogenic cactus with abundant red spines in a pectinate arrangement, clasping the stem. Solitary. Flowers are large and pink, red or magenta, with white throats. Provide strong light and excellent drainage in cultivation. Do not overwater.

This subspecies differs from Alicoche (Echinocereus rigidissimus subsp. rigidissimus) in its more abundant, redder spines and smaller diameter, also its origin (Chihuahua, not AZ/NM/SON).

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Echinocereus rigidissimus subsp. rubispinus by Monetwwqi Aug 29, 2018 9:52 AM 3
Sempervivum Chat & photos 2018 by CDsSister Apr 10, 2019 5:14 PM 3,385
Cactus and succulents chat by Baja_Costero Jan 19, 2020 2:35 PM 6,326

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