Echinocereus triglochidiatus

Scientific Name:  Echinocereus triglochidiatus
Synonyms:  Cereus triglochidiatus
Common Name:  Claret-Cup Cactus
Other Names:  King's Crown Cactus
Strawberry Cactus
Etymology:  Cereus: cereus (wax taper or candle) [Latin]
Echinocereus: echinos (hedgehog) [Greek]; cereus (wax taper or candle) [Latin]
Triglochidiatus: three barbed bristles
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:  10F.
Blooms:  Red
Comments:  Purchased DesertPlants, Tucson, AZ. A real survivor of the desert; I once saw one of these living atop Hunter's Peak in Texas (8,368 ft). Unusual for cacti, the flowers of this plant stay open at night.
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