Echinocereus tayopensis 25 Seeds - Taos Hedgehog Cactus

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Echinocereus tayopensis, also known as the Taos hedgehog cactus, is a species of globus clustering plant in the cactus family, Cactaceae. It is native to Mexico where it is found in the states of Durango and Chihuahua. The stems are generally 6 inches tall and 3 inches in diameter and clump heavily together by branching at the base. Each stem is covered in short sharp gray to brownish spines. E. tayopensis blooms in late spring with large bright yellow flowers that have green stigmas in their center. E. tayopensisis is grown as an ornamental plant for its large vibrant flowers and wide growth habit. Water the plant adequately during summer and keep dry during winter as it is prone to rot. Allow the soil to completely dry out in between waterings. USDA plant hardiness zones 9b to 11b.

Echinocereus tayopensis seeds require consistent moisture and humidity to germinate, but the soil should not be 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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