Echinocereus mombergerianus

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)
Fruit: Indehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Orange
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Apr 11, 2019 6:19 PM

Mounding hedgehog cactus from north-central Baja California with several ribs, many stems, and orange flowers. Formerly a variety or subspecies of E. polyacanthus and E. pacificus. From the Sierra San Pedro Mártir, rare in habitat.

Not to be confused with the related E. pacificus, also formerly a subspecies or variety of E. polyacanthus, which is found to its north. Only E. mombergerianus is trioecious (with separate male, female, and bisexual individuals).

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