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Echinocereus reichenbachii

Lace Cactus

Cactus

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This cactus is widely cultivated for its beautiful flowers; rot prone in winter, needs good drainage; stunning deep pink blooms with butter centers above heavily spined foliage; a wonderful addition to the rock garden

Description

This cactus is widely cultivated for its beautiful flowers; rot prone in winter, needs good drainage; stunning deep pink blooms with butter centers above heavily spined foliage; a wonderful addition to the rock garden

Landscape Attributes

Lace Cactus is a small succulent evergreen plant with a strongly upright, cylindrical form. It tends to grow as a solitary entity comprised of a single stem, and it doesn't usually spread laterally. As a type of cactus, it has no true foliage; the body of the plant is wholly comprised of a spiny green stem which is prominently ribbed.

This is a relatively low maintenance plant, and should never be pruned except to remove any dieback, as it tends not to take pruning well. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

Lace Cactus is recommended for the following landscape applications;

Accent;Rock/Alpine Gardens;General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Lace Cactus will grow to be about 8 inches tall at maturity, with a spread of 3 inches. It is often grown as either a solitary specimen or in combination with other complementary plants as part of a garden composition. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

Light Requirement:

full sun

full sun

Moisture:

dry to average

Cold Hardy to Zone:

7b

Height(inches):

Spread:

Soil pH:

Soil Type:

10 inches

3 inches

sandy

Deer Resistant:

true

Fall Color

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