Home | E-mail | Plant files | Mail Sale Catalogue | Links | Information | Search

All the information and photos in cactus art file are now available also in the new the Enciclopedia of Cacti. We hope you find this new site informative and useful.

  Echinopsis hystrichoides
(Syn: Lobivia hystrichoides)
 
CACTUS ART
NURSERY

Cultivation and Mail Sale
of Cacti and Succulents.


Echinopsis hystrichoides
It
is a very spiny member in the "Easter Lily Cactus" family. The spines are particularly strong and very ornamental.
 


This species shows a consider variability, especially in spines shape and flowers colour.

.

.

.

Photo of conspecific taxa, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Echinopsis mamillosa complex (This Taxon has lots of synonyms whit several controversial varieties and subspecies and comprises a multitude of different forms, but where each form is linked to others by populations of plants with intermediate characteristics):


Advertising



 

 

Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Scientific Name: Echinopsis hystrichoides F. Ritter

Conservation status: Listed in CITES appendix 2.

OriginBolivia Cinti province, (Chuquisaca) at high elevation

Synonyms:  

  • Echinopsis mamillosa var. hystrichoides (Ritt.) Rausch.
  • Lobivia hystrichoides

Etymology: Greek "Hystix"., purcuspine, hedghog; and Greek "oides" resembling. For the spiny plant body.
 

Description: Usually solitary globular cactus, up to 18 cm in diameter.
Stem: Flattened globose, green, 12-18 cm in diameter
Ribs:  16-21, sharply notched, to 1.8 cm high
Areoles: sunken, whitish, to 2 cm apart.
Spines: Light yellow to dark brown.
Central spines: 4-10, straight or curved, 2.5-6 cm long.
Radial spines: 12-20, needle-like, 1.5-4 cm long.
Flowers: Nocturnal, broad funnelform, white to pink, up to 19 cm long.
Fruits: Green, to 4 cm long and 3 cm  in diameter.
 
 




A specimen with pale cream coloured spines.


Cultivation: The Echinopsis hystrichoides is a summer grower species that offers no cultivation difficulties.  Water regularly in summer (but do not overwater ) needs good drainage and very porous soil,  keep rather dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer  in summer. It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to  -10 C).  Need a bright exposure, full sun or half shade in summer.

Propagation: Direct sow after last frost, offsets.


Photo gallery: Alphabetical listing of Cactus and Succulent pictures published in this site.

Photo gallery ECHINOPSIS

Home | E-mail | Plant files | Mail Sale Catalogue | Links | Information | Search

All the information and photos in cactus art file are now available also in the new the Enciclopedia of Cacti. We hope you find this new site informative and useful.