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Boyce-Thompson Hedgehog
Scientific Name: Echinocereus boyce-thomsonii Orcutt
Synonym: Echinocereus fendleri var. boycethomsonii, Echinocereus fasciculatus ssp. boyce-thomsonii
Family: Cactaceae
Boyce-Thompson Hedgehog (Echinocereus  boyce-thomsonii) Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11
USDA: 9-11

Frost Tolerance: Hardy at least to 20 F (-7C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: USA (Arizona)

Growth Habits: Clumping stems, 4 inches in diameter (10 cm)

Watering Needs: Little water, needs porous well drained soil.

Propagation: Cuttings, seeds

Blooming Habits:
Magenta flowers, 2.5 inches in diameter (6 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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