Cactus Hedgehog

Description
Botanical Name: 
Echinocereus

Dense, mounding clump up to 3' wide with many 2" to 3" in diameter, cylindrical stems to 1' tall. Densely spiny. Comprising of about 70 species in southwest U.S. and Mexico.

Plant Characteristics
Plant Category: 
Cacti Succulents
Name: 
Cactus Hedgehog
Plant Type: 
Cacti
Flower: 
Orange to red 3 1/2" wide
Mature Size: 
1' x 3'
Water: 
Very low
Exposure:: 
Full sun
Spacing: 
1'
Soil Type: 
rocky; sandy; well drained
Planting Time: 
Spring / Summer
Comments
Comments: 

This is one of the earliest cacti to bloom in the spring.