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Echinopsis smrziana
Scientific Name: Echinopsis smrziana Backeb.
Synonym: Soehrensia smrziana, Trichocereus smrzianus
Family: Cactaceae
Echinopsis  smrziana
Echinopsis smrziana, photo by Roy Price
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 16,17,21-24
USDA: 10b-11

Frost Tolerance: 25 F (-4 C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix

Sun Exposure: Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun..

Origin: Northern Argentina

Growth Habits: Usually solitary, dark green columnar stem, 14 to 18 inches tall (35-45 cm), up to 6.4 inches in diameter (16 cm); about 15 broad ribs; brownish areoles; 14 cream or yellow spine, up to 0.5 inch long (12 mm).

Watering Needs: Little water, needs good drainage


Echinopsis smrziana at Holly Gate Nursery, photo Terry Hewitt.

Blooming Habits:
White flowers that open in late afternoons in summer, 4.8 inches long, 4.8 inches in diameter (12 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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