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Echinocereus rigidissimus ssp. rubrispinus

Archive entry 10.07.16

27th July 2008

A stunning cactus. I grow it for the peculiar pink spines that clothe its body, but the spectacular pink flowers make quite a statement!
(Oh, and I thought this picture was really funny as well.)

28th August 2015

Restricted in habitat to northern Sonora and north-west Chihuahua in Mexico. It needs good drainage in cultivation - I have killed a few by neglecting to keep them dry enough in winter.