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Echinocereus poselgeri (Dahlia hedgehog cactus)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Echinocereus poselgeri

Echinocereus poselgeri Lem.

Dahlia Hedgehog Cactus

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s): Cereus poselgeri, Cereus tuberosus, Wilcoxia poselgeri

USDA Symbol: ECPO4

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Size Notes: Branching stems up to 2ft long, and 2/3in or more thick.
Flower: Flowers 1 1/2 to 2 inches long
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Red , Pink
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun , Jul
Bloom Notes: blooms open after midday but close at night


Native Distribution: also Mexico (Coahuila)

Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: requires somewhat filtered light


Bibref 1140 - Cacti (1991) Clive Innes and Charles Glass

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Echinocereus poselgeri in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Echinocereus poselgeri in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Echinocereus poselgeri


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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