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Echinopsis




My Echinopsis "Barber Pole" flowering


    Echinopsis is a large genus of cacti ranging from Mexico to deep into South America. The genus now includes Trichocereus, Lobivia, and Chamaecereus. They are very variable and range from small globular species to large branching columnars. Some even have thin trailing stems. Many offset freely while others are solitary. All are known for large trumpet shaped flowers in a profusion of colors. Some flower even when very small, the large long tubed flower dwarfing the plant and giving it an almost comical look.
    Echinopsis are easy to grow in any standard cacti mix as long as it drains well. Most can be watered generously in summer but as with most cacti, care should be taken in winter. They can be propagated from seeds, offsets or cuttings.



I have several species in my collection.
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Echinopsis
"Haku jo"

Echinopsis hybrid
"Los Angeles"

Echinopsis
chamaecereus

Echinopsis
aurea

Echinopsis terscheckii
"Argentine Saguaro"

Echinopsis
subdenudata

Echinopsis hybrid
"Rose Quartz"

Echinopsis
leucantha

Echinopsis pachanoi
"San Pedro Cactus"

Echinopsis tarijensis
var. poco

Echinopsis hybrid
"Barber Pole"

Echinopsis famatimensis
crest

Echinopsis
backebergii

Echinopsis
hybrid "Blaze"

Echinopsis ancistrophora
ssp. arachnacantha
var. torrecillasensis

Echinopsis
oxygona

Echinopsis
Hybrid

Echinopsis
Hybrid "Mirage"

Echinopsis
Hybrid "Lochinvar"

Echinopsis
maximiliana

Echinopsis
spachiana


    Trent, a fellow member of the Davesgarden.com Gardening Forums, has graciously consented to let me use his pictures on my Website. Thanks Trent! He has a special affinity for Echinopsis and grows them quite well. He's also a good photographer. Click the thumbnail below for a gallery of Trents' Echinopsis flowers.




All images and text are copyright 2005-Present, D.S. Franges, unless otherwise noted.
All pictures in Trents Gallery are copyright 2006 Trent Tan