Alicoche (Echinocereus pentalophus)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 8a -12.2 °C (10 °F) to -9.4 °C (15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 11
Plant Height: 8 inches
Plant Spread: Sprawling
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Magenta Pink
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Terrariums
Uses: Guardian plant
Groundcover
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Layering
Division
Offsets
Containers: Suitable in 1 gallon
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Prefers to be under-potted
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Awards and Recognitions: RHS AGM
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern
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A place for pics of new plants. by purpleinopp Oct 16, 2018 7:28 AM 148
Cactus and Succulent chat 2016 by gg5 Apr 11, 2017 11:52 AM 1,827
Cacti with pink flowers by calamospiza Apr 2, 2013 4:11 PM 1

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