General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Flowers: Showy
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Common names
  • Easter Lily Cactus
  • Hedgehog Cactus

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Uploaded by kiwoncello
Location: Baja California
Date: 2020-04-23
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-05-14
Location: Cactus Oase
Date: 2011-08-08
Cristata form of probably E. oxygona
Location: Cactus Oase
Date: 2011-08-08
Cristata form of probably E. oxygona
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Date: 2023-02-17
Hybrid involving Echinopsis oxygona, Soehrensia huascha and proba
Location: Liverpool, England
Date: 2023-06-27
Echinopsis 'Rose Quartz'
Location: Baja California
Date: 2016-06-29
Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2018-05-20
Echinopsis cactus, unidentified species.  It's an illusion that t
Location: Baja California
Date: 2024-06-18
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2018-06-18
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2018-06-16
Location: Baja California
Date: 2021-01-03
Uploaded by Cem9165
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2018-06-19
Location: Baja California
Date: 2019-06-05
Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2018-05-20
Echinopsis cactus bloom.  The light seems to make not just the pe
Location: San Clemente
Date: 2020-07-10
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2019-07-19
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2018-06-07
Location: Tillage, Austin, Texas
Date: 2022-04-06

Date: December 2016
Location: Conservatory, Matthaei Botanical Gardens, Ann Arbor
Date: 2018-05-20
Echinopsis cactus - The bloom of this one is borne on a stalk tha
Uploaded by Cem9165
Uploaded by Cem9165
Location: Pinya del Rosa Botanical garden
Date: 2019-04-22
No ID , unmarked plant. Likely a  member of the chiloensis comple
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2020-07-02
Location: San Clemente
Date: 2020-07-10
Echinopsis hybrid lemon pie
Location: San Clemente
Date: 2020-07-10
Echinopsis hybrid lemon pie - several blooms to come
Location: Fairfax, VA | June, 2022
Date: 2022-05-28

Date: 2019-12-11
2 members of the lobivia portion of the species
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2020-06-14
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2020-06-11
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2018-06-19
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2018-06-07
Location: Fairfax, VA | August 2022
Date: 2022-08-28
Location: My Garden in Fort Worth, TX
Date: 2019-07-19
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2020-06-11
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2020-06-11
Location: Lloret de Mar
Date: 2019-04-22
Location: San Clemente
Date: 2020-07-07
Echinopsis hybrid lemon pie ready to bloom
Location: From my collection. Poland.
Date: 2021-06-10

Date: 2019-04-22
Marimurta plant

Date: 2019-04-22

Date: 2019-04-22
Location: Lloret de Mar
Date: 2019-04-25

Date: 2019-04-22
Unmarked plant at  Pinya del Rosa
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Comments:
  • Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Mar 15, 2020 7:39 PM concerning plant:
    This genus of mostly spiny South American cacti takes its name from echinos (sea urchin, hedgehog) and opsis (similar to). It is fairly old (1837) and has at various times included Lobivia and Trichocereus, though the trend seems to be going toward separation at the moment. In the larger sense Echinopsis includes about 120 species of various sizes up to extra large, flowering below the apex with scaly pericarpels and often hairy/bristly tubes.

    The members of this genus tend to make large flowers, open day or night, often white or creamy, but also pink, yellow, orange or red. A great number of Echinopsis hybrids have been bred for their flowers and some of them are named. It may be hard to pin down the name of a random hybrid (if it even has one) without seeing the flowers and having some experience. It may be hard to distinguish species from hybrids without knowing something about their origin.

    This genus is subject to change. Various genera were recently created to absorb several members of Echinopsis, based on DNA studies.
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