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Sonoran Rainbow Cactus
Scientific Name: Echinocereus scopulorum Britton & Rose
Synonym:
Family: Cactaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 9b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Mexico (coastal Sonora, Tiburon Island, coastal Sinaloa)

Growth Habits: Usually solitary, 4 to 16 inches tall (10-40 cm), 2 to 4 inches in diameter (5-10 cm); 13 to 15 low ribs, sometimes tuberculate; round areoles, closely set; spines pink or brown with darker tips; 3 to 10 central spines; about 20 radials, 0.4 inch long (10 mm)

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

Propagation:


Blooming Habits:
Fragrant pink flowers with clear throat, 2.8 to 3.2 inches long (7-8 cm), borne at the sides near the stem top. It blooms from April to June, and occasionally later in summer.

Fruiting Habits:

References:
Las Cactaceas de Mexico
Cactaceas De Sonora, Mexico: Su Diversidad, Uso Y Conservacion

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