Echinocereus pulchellus subs. venustus
- Cereus pulchellus
- Echinocactus pulchellus
- Echinonyctanthus pulchellus
- Echinocereus aguirrei
- Echinocereus pulchellus
- Echinopsis pulchella
-It is native of North-east Mexico (San Luis Potosí).
-Echinocereus pulchellus subs. venustus is a cactus with low grey-green stems, that are also small and sphaerical. Its short, few radial spines are pressed against the stem. Two years old plants it produces buds that will bloom in spring: flowers are usually pink with a dark stripe in the centre.
-It is an easy but slow plant to grow. Use very porous standard cactus mix soil. Its tap root needs a deep pot to grow in, with good drainage. Avoid overwaterings, this plant is very rot sensitive! Keep dry in winter. Minimum temperature is 5°C (but can tolerate brief periods above -5°C). It needs full sun exposure to light shade: direct sun for too long expose the plant to sunburn, but bright light encourages flowering.
-Propagate by seeds or cuttings.
-During flowering, the air will be filled with its delicate flower scent.
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