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Echinopsis huascha var. grandiflora RED FLOWERS J668

Echinopsis huascha var. grandiflora RED FLOWERS J668

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Product Description

Echinopsis huascha var. grandiflora, also known as Red Torch Cactus, is a striking and popular variety of the Echinopsis huascha species. Native to the arid mountain regions of Argentina, this cactus is well-regarded for its vibrant, large flowers and ease of cultivation. Here's a detailed description along with some cultivation tips:


  1. Growth Habit: This cactus grows in a columnar shape, typically reaching a height of 60-90 cm (24-36 inches).
  2. Stem: The stems are green and can have a diameter of up to 8 cm (3 inches). They usually have 10-15 ribs lined with areoles from where the spines emerge.
  3. Spines: The spines are relatively short and can range in color from yellow to brown.
  4. Flowers: The 'grandiflora' variety is known for its exceptionally large and showy flowers. The blooms are funnel-shaped, can be up to 15 cm (6 inches) in length, and come in vibrant shades of red, orange, or yellow. They typically bloom in late spring or early summer.
  5. Fruit: After flowering, it produces small, green fruits.

Cultivation Tips

  1. Lighting: Prefers full sun to partial shade. Ample sunlight is essential for flowering, but in very hot climates, some afternoon shade is beneficial.
  2. Watering: Water moderately during the growing season (spring and summer) and reduce watering in the winter. Allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings.
  3. Soil: Use a well-draining cactus mix. A mixture of regular potting soil with sand or perlite is suitable.
  4. Temperature: It can tolerate a range of temperatures but should be protected from freezing conditions. Ideal growing temperatures are between 10°C to 30°C (50°F to 86°F).
  5. Fertilizing: Fertilize with a diluted cactus fertilizer every 4-6 weeks during the growing season.
  6. Repotting: Repot every 2-3 years or when the plant outgrows its pot. Use caution when handling due to the spines.
  7. Pests and Diseases: Be vigilant against common pests like spider mites and mealybugs. Good air circulation and proper watering practices help prevent most diseases.

Echinopsis huascha var. grandiflora is an excellent choice for both novice and experienced cactus enthusiasts. Its ease of care and spectacular flowering make it a rewarding plant to cultivate, adding a splash of color to any cactus collection or garden.

important: Picture 1 shoe adult plant in flower NOT for sale, the offer i for the plant shown in pictures 2-4.


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