Echinocereus pectinatus v. rigidissimus
| Scientific Name: ||Echinocereus pectinatus v. rigidissimus|
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| Common Name: ||Arizona Rainbow Hedgehog|
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| Etymology: ||Pectinatus: From the Latin word pecten, meaning comb and adjective atus, meaning possessive of or likeness of.|
Rigidissimus: From the Latin word rigidus, meaning stiff and adjective issimus, meaning to the greatest degree.
Echinocereus: From the Greek word echinos, meaning hedgehog and the Latin word cereus, meaning a wax taper (candle).
| Origin: ||Mexico|
| Light: ||Full sun.|
| Soil: ||Lean mix: 1 part potting soil to 2 parts coarse sand.|
| Water: ||Typical: Drench soil and let dry from Spring through Fall. Water sparingly during Winter dormancy period.|
| Min Temperature: ||50F.|
| Blooms: ||Dark Pink with White|
| Comments: ||Purchased Tanque Verde, Tucson, AZ. Plant has beautiful Pink to Purple flowers with white throats. Plant has two dormancy periods - hottest part of the summer and in winter.|
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