Echinopsis 'Gräser's Schönste'
Trichocereus 'Gräser's Schönste', x Trichopsis 'Gräser's Schönste'
Echinopsis 'Gräser's Schönste' is a beautiful cactus with green spiny, multi-ribbed stems and frilled salmon and pink flowers.
USDA hardiness zone 10a to 11b: from 30 °F (−1.1 °C) to 50 °F (+10 °C).
How to Grow and Care
If you can grow cacti and succulents successfully, you can likely grow the Echinopsis species without much trouble. Like many cacti, they prefer a drying period between waterings, even to the point where they slightly wilt. When you water, however, you should water deeply. The plant will noticeably plump up. The cactus mustn't be exposed to prolonged dampness and sitting water. Never let your cactus sit in a dish of water. Lastly, make sure to fertilizer during the growing season for the best results.
Repot as needed, preferably during the warm season. To repot a cactus, make sure the soil is dry before repotting, then gently remove the pot. Knock away the old soil from the roots, making sure to remove any rotted or dead roots in the process. Treat any cuts with a fungicide. Place the plant in its new pot and backfill with potting soil, spreading the roots out as you repot. Leave the plant dry for a week or so, then begin to water lightly to reduce the risk of root rot. See more at: How to Grow and Care for Echinopsis.
Echinopsis 'Gräser's Schönste' is the most beautiful and most sought "Disocactus flagelliformis (Aporocactus flagelliformis) x Echinopsis candicans (Trichocereus candicans)." The name was given by Mr. Karl Eckert in agreement with Robert Gräsers.
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