EscondidoCal said:Perfect! Thanks!
Ever since Baja's echinopsis banner last year,
I've become enamored with these compact cacti that
put out such beautiful blooms.
They look very similar to echinopsis, but in general seem to
have longer spines, though yours is almost spine-less.
Less = better.
Not sure what separates the two genera (?)
Both can take colder temps, richer soil, & need more water
than desert cacti.
EscondidoCal said:Thanks, Stefan, good to know......all new to me.
I used to grow epiphyllum from seed,
also very amazing blooms.
But I like the compact growth of the echinocereus & echinopsis, et al
re: Peyote verde......get more than just blooms?
EscondidoCal said:Yes, distantly related, but the blooms are very similar
to some of the echinocereus & echinopsis. At least
I couldn't tell them apart if only shown the bloom.
I find echinocereus & echinopsis much more interesting
plants, e.g. the shapes, symmetry of spines.
The blooms are icing on the cake.