Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. mojavensis f. inermis


-Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. mojavensis f. inermis


-It is widely spread in the United States: from California to Colorado and Nevada, Utah, Arizona, California and Baja California, in Mexico.


Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. mojavensis f. inermis is the spineless form of Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. mojavensis. It can present short spines (partially nudum plants). It is a cactus plant that can form very large clumps (up to half a mt in diameter with more than a hundred heads). Its stem is usually erected, pale green to blue-green, it is ribbed with white areoles covered in wool. It has 5-11 white spines per areole, one or two central spines that cannot be distinguished from the central ones easily. During spring, it produces solitary flowers.


-E. triglochidiatus var. mojavensis f. imermis is one of the easiest plant to grow. It is rot prone: keep dry in winter and use a well-drained soil. It needs full sun to bloom, water regularly in spring and summer (till October). It is a very cold resistant species, some are hardy to -6°C but others can tolerate even cooler temperatures.


-Propagate by seeds or cuttings (using the branches).


-It is commonly called Claret Cups.
-This plant is called inermis refers to its lack of spines, even if that’s not entirely true (but almost).

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