Echinocereus dasyacanthus 25 Seeds - Texas Rainbow Cactus

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Echinocereus dasyacanthus is a small to medium sized plant in the cactus family,  Cactaceae. E. dasyacanthus is commonly called the texas rainbow cactus for its shaggy contrasting rings of spines that cover the stems. Some cultivars do not exhibit these contrasts and are more well known for their flowers. E. dasyacanthus is native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. The cactus grows up to 9 inches tall and 1 to 2 inches in diameter with gray, white, and brown spines covering them. Echinocereus dasyacanthus produces large, bright, yellow and orange flowers that bloom in the spring. E. dasyacanthus is grown as an ornamental plant for its unique colored spines, large flowers, and small size. It is a drought tolerant plant that requires well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade to thrive. Allow the soil to completely dry out in between waterings USDA plant hardiness zones 9a to 11b.

Echinocereus dasyacanthus seeds require consistent moisture and humidity to germinate, but the soil should not remain soaking wet. Cloning boxes, ziplock bags, and other containers that retain humidity are ideal to store sown pots. Use a well-draining sterilized soil mix. Seeds should be sown directly on top of the potting mixture and lightly covered with a thin layer of sand or potting mix, just enough to cover the seeds. Germinating pots should be kept indoors, out of extreme light and heat. Ideal germination temperatures range from 75°F to 85°F. Germination typically takes 2 to 4 weeks to occur. Even with optimal conditions, germination may be slow and sporadic.



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