Echinopsis species - Cactus Plant

Echinopsis is a large genus of cacti native to South America, sometimes known as hedgehog cactus. They are known and admired due to their flowers, which can be quite spectacular.
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About Echinopsis species

Echinopsis is the most popular and widely grown genus from the family of cactus. This genus includes more than 100 species varying in size, shape and growing habits. Most of the species in the genus of Echinopsis grow in clusters of globular heads.

In some species, these globular heads remain solitary whereas some species produce several offspring around globular heads.The flowers of Echinopsis open only at night, to be pollinated by moths, and close in the morning. The flowers of Echinopsis are short-lived. They grow only in situations where the soil is sandy or gravelly, or on the sides of hills in the crevices of rocks.

Plant Specifications

Plant Height6 inch (15 cm)
Plant Spread 3 inch (8 cm)
*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Hedgehog cactus, Sea-urchin cactus or Easter lily cactus
Maximum Reachable Height 60 inches
Flower Colour Red, white, yellow, orange and pink.
Bloom Time Spring and Summer
Difficulty Level Easy to grow

Planting and care

  • Repot the plant during summer. To repot cacti, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot. Be careful when handling Echinopsis as they have stiff spines.
  • Water the plant only when the soil becomes completely dry. Do not overwater your plant.

    Echinopsis species care

    Echinopsis can be propagated from offspring sown in spring or summer. Cut offsets close to the stem, at the narrowest possible place. When rooting cacti from cuttings, let the fresh cutting dry out slightly on a paper towel and cut the cacti at the narrowest place possible. After a few days place the cutting in a rooting mixture of fast-draining cacti soil. Keep the cutting barely moist and warm. New roots will form in a matter of weeks, either around the vascular bundles or the cut areoles near the cut. Once new roots are visible, pot the plant as a typical cactus and move it into new pot.

    Sunlight Full sun
    Watering Moderately
    Soil Well drained soil
    Temperature 15-25 degrees C
    Fertilizer Use any organic fertilizer during spring.

    Echinopsis species special feature

    This flower produces very beautiful flower of different color.

    Echinopsis species uses

    Ornamental Use:

    • Can be grown as pot plant

  • Frequently Asked Questions

    How to grow echinops from seed?

    To grow plant through seed consider the following points 1. Use a pot having a 3-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Fill the pot with well-drained soil. To sow seeds make a hole about 1/2 inch in soil, place seeds in it, cover with soil and apply water. 3. Maintain the moisture in soil by applying water if soil in pot (3-4 inches) feels dry to touch. 4. Keep the pot at a location receiving indirect bright light and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight. 5. Seeds will germinate within two to four weeks. Note - For further details check the product description on nurserylive.com

    How to propagate Echinopsis?

    Echinopsis is propagated by seed and offsets. Offsets are commonly used for propagating Echinopsis. 1. To grow Echinopsis in pot, choose a pot having of 3-inch upper diameter and drainage holes. 2. Separating offsets from leaves of the parent plant can be achieved by simply pulling them off. 3. After removed, let these offsets dry out for a couple of days, so they can callous over and they are healed. 4. Fill the pot with well-drained soil rich in organic content and place the offset on top of the soil. Within a few weeks, they will begin forming roots. 5. Keep the plant in indirect bright light location for 2-3 days and then gradually move to a location that receives 4-6 hours of direct sunlight.

    How to make Echinopsis bloom?

    Consider the following points to bloom Echinopsis. 1. Sunlight- 4-6 hours of natural direct bright sunlight is required. 2. Soil- Soil or potting mixture should be well-drained, fertile and nutrient-rich. 3. Water-Water the plant when 3-4 inch surface soil layer feels dry to touch. 4. Fertilizer - Apply any organic fertilizer during the main growing Spring(February-March) and summer(April-June)season.

    How big do Echinopsis get?

    Echinopsis get up to 5 feet big.

    How to identify Echinopsis pachanoi?

    Echinopsis pachanoi is normally 10–20 feet tall and has multiple branches, usually extending from the base but will emerge around broken branches. White flowers are produced at the end of the stems they open at night and last for about two days.

    How long do Echinopsis flowers last?

    Most Echinopsis flowers last one day and they open at night.

    How long do Echinopsis live?

    Echinopsis live for 4-6 years long with proper care and maintenance.



    Reviews

    Friday, 24 July 2020

    Where did you get the round plant stands with the feet on them?

    sapna gupta

    Friday, 24 July 2020

    Love how cute the plant is..

    Ganesh Sanap

    Friday, 13 March 2020

    Excellent service and good product. Well packed and well delivered. Though few leaves were fallen but plant was almost ok.

    Gayathri Kalyanaraman
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