- Cereus fendleri
- Cereus roemeri
- Echinocereus fendleri var. kuenzleri
- Echinocereus roemeri
-Its native habitat is limited to north of the Trans-Pecos in the Sacramento and Guadalupe mountains of New Mexico.
-Echinocereus kuenzleri is a very loved ornamental cactus due to its beautiful, large flowers (up to 11 cm in diameter), the biggest of its genus. It is a low growing cactus, it can grow solitary or in small clumps. Its dark green stem is soft, ribbed (9-12 ribs) and presents circular areoles. It has few radial spines while the central one is absent. It produces its beautiful flower in spring.
-This plant is easy to grow. It needs full sun and a well-drained soil to prevent rot. Keep cool and dry in winter; it tolerates frost (to -18°C). E. kuenzleri will only bloom if given an adequate winter rest period.
-Propagate by seeds or cuttings.
-It is commonly called Kuenzler’s hedgehog cactus.
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