Echinofossulocactus multicostatus


  • Brittonrosea multicostata
  • Echinocactus multicostatus
  • Echinofossulocactus zacatecansesis var. moranensis
  • Efossus multicostatus
  • Stenocactus multicostatus


-It is native of Coahuila, Chihuahua, Durango (Mexico).


-Echinofossulocactus multicostatus is a solitary cactus that can sometimes form two or more stems. They are globose or cylindric and usually grow up to 6-12 cm tall , with a flat apex. Its name “multicostatus” refers to his many ribs (up to 100): they are very tight and thin and, as other Echinofossulocactus, very wavy. Each rib presents 2-3 areoles, that are wooly in younger plants. The plant presents 4 to 9 radial spines and 2-4 creamy central spines. The plant blooms in spring and summer, with white or pink-purple flowers.


-E. multicostatus is an easy plant to grow! It rot easily (especially in winter), use a good draining pot and repot the plant every other year. Allow good air circulation. In summer, water it adequately, making sure that the soil is always moist; do not water in winter. It needs bright light inside and direct sunlight outside to bloom, but it is subject to sunburn when exposed for too long. Tolerates cold temperatures but it is frost sensitive.


-Propagate by seeds or if available, by shots.


-Its name “multicostatus” refers to its many ribs, usually 50 to 100, but some plants can reach 150 or more ribs!

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