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Echinocereus schmollii
Scientific Name: Echinocereus schmollii (Weing.) N.P.Taylor in Taylor
Synonym: Cereus schmollii, Wilcoxia schmollii, Wilcoxia nerispina, Echinocereus schmollii var. nigra
Family: Cactaceae
Listed in CITES Appendix 1
Echinocereus  schmollii
Echinocereus schmollii at the HBG (HBG 42112)
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: Avoid frost

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (Queretaro)

Growth Habits: Small cactus with tuberous roots, limp stems, 10 inches long (25 cm), 0.4 inches in diameter (1 cm); 9-10 rounded tuberculate ribs; areoles 1.5 mm wide, 2 mm apart, up to 35 very thin whitish gray spines, reddish at the apex

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


This is another of the now Echinocereus species, that used to be classified as Wilcoxia because of their tuberous roots.

Blooming Habits:
Funnelform magenta flowers near tips of older stems, 2.5 inches in diameter (6 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

Las Cactaceas de Mexico

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