Mojave Mound Cactus (Echinocereus pacificus)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Mojave Mound Cactus
Give a thumbs up Giant Claret Cup
Give a thumbs up Salmon-flowered Hedgehog
Give a thumbs up Spiny Hedgehog

Botanical names:
Echinocereus pacificus Accepted
Echinocereus polyacanthus subsp. pacificus Synonym
Echinocereus polyacanthus var. pacificus Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: Up to 12 inches
Plant Spread: Up to 24 inches or more
Fruit: Indehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
Giant Claret-Cup Cactus, Salmon-Flowered Hedgehog or Spiny Hedgeh

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Apr 11, 2019 6:14 PM

Variable mounding hedgehog cactus with 10-13 ribs, often many (dozens up to 400) stems, and orange or red flowers. Formerly a variety or subspecies of E. polyacanthus. From San Carlos Canyon in NW Baja California, rare in habitat. Not to be confused with the related E. mombergerianus, formerly a subspecies or variety of E. pacificus and E. polyacanthus, found just to its south and distinguished by being trioecious (separate male, female, and bisexual individuals).

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