Echinocereus - Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus (Bare-Root)
- Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus Plant Description
- Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus Plant Specs and Regions
- Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus Water & Light Recommendations
Echinocereus rigidissimus rubrispinus (rainbow hedgehog cactus) is one of the prettiest hedgehogs you'll ever lay eyes on. Certainly the most pink. Beautiful deep rose flowers to 4" in diameter with white centers appear in late spring. The beauty of the spination is jaw-dropping. Echinocereus rigidissimus rubrispinus requires cactus soil with extra drainage as is provided by the addition of extra pumice or perlite. A beautiful and rare species well worth the careful culture required for a healthy specimen. Requires care in watering; water sparingly in cold winter months and refrain from watering in times of high humidity. Water thoroughly when soil is dry to the touch, but make sure soil does not remain waterlogged. Echinocereus specimens can be quite cold tolerant, but only if the water has been gradually reduced toward the end of summer, allowing them to become gradually acclimated to cold temperatures, as happens in their native habitat. This cold tolerance is accomplished by the gradual reduction of water content and shrinking of the very cells of the plant. Water uptake is rapid in the spring, and the plant soon assumes its previous dimensions. Best to give protection from frost to prevent possible scarring..
Native to: Mexico
Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost
Recommended light conditions: full sun to partial shade
Bloomtime: Spring through Summer
Bloomcolor: pink and white
Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.
Technical Information About This Plant
- Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
- Best to water every 2 weeks.
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