Echinocereus rigidissimus


4 inch pot specimens.
4 inch pot specimens.
Description: 

The Echinocereus rigidissimus is indigenous to the United States (Arizona and New Mexico), and Mexico (Sonora and Chihuahua). At full maturity, this cactus forms a clump approximately 2' wide by 1' tall. It sports beautiful, bright pinkish-red to magenta bands. Each band denotes approximately 1 year of growth.

The Echinocereus rigidissimus grows stunning, showy bright pink flowers. Flowers are nearly 3" long and 4" wide. Blooming season occurs in late spring to summer (May - July).

Attributes:

-Centerpiece species

1. Colorful body (bright pinkish-red to magenta bands)
2. Stunning, showy bright pink flowers

Synonyms:

Echinocereus rigidissimus ssp. rigidissimus
Cereus pectinatus -v- rigidissimus
Echinocereus pectinatus -v- rigidissimus

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
9a - 11
Family: 
Cactaceae
Flower : 
Bright pinkish-red
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Partial shade to sun
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer/Dry in winter
Mature Height: 
1'
Mature Width: 
1' - 2'
Latin Name: 
Echinocereus rigidissimus
Common Name: 
Arizona Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus, Sonoran Rainbow Cactus, Arizona Rainbow Cactus, Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus

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