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Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. reichenbachii (Lace cactus)
Marcus, Joseph A.

Echinocereus reichenbachii ssp. reichenbachii

Echinocereus reichenbachii (Terscheck ex Walp.) hort ex Haage ssp. reichenbachii

Lace Cactus, Lace Hedgehog Cactus

Cactaceae (Cactus Family)

Synonym(s): Echinocereus caespitosus, Echinocereus caespitosus var. minor, Echinocereus caespitosus var. purpureus, Echinocereus reichenbachii var. reichenbachii


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Size Notes: 1-6"
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: Pink , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May



Growing Conditions

Water Use: Low
Light Requirement: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Conditions Comments: Spectacular flowers in spring and nice tidy "lacey" white spines make lace cactus a nice plant in a cactus garden or in a pot. Often found growing in dense colonies throughout Texas. Be careful not let it get smothered by other plants. Must have good drainage.


Conspicuous Flowers: yes
Interesting Foliage: yes
Deer Resistant: Moderate

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - Austin, TX

Additional resources

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


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

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