| Scientific Name: ||Echinocereus triglochidiatus|
| Synonyms: ||Cereus triglochidiatus|
| Common Name: ||Claret-Cup Cactus|
| Other Names: ||King's Crown Cactus|
| Etymology: ||Cereus: A Latin word meaning a wax taper (candle).|
Echinocereus: From the Greek word echinos, meaning hedgehog and the Latin word cereus, meaning a wax taper (candle).
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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