Echinopsis subdenudata f. variegata
Accepted Scientific Name
Echinopsis subdenudata Cárdenas
Echinopsis subdenudata f. variegata is a small cactus, up to 3.2 inches (8 cm) and up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall, with a grey-green and yellow variegated stem. It is almost spineless or with very short, creamy-white or grayish-brown spines. The flowers are night-blooming, white, funnel-shaped and up to 9 inches (22.5 cm) long.
USDA hardiness zones 9a to 11b: from 20 °F (−6.7 °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 too 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. It is imperative that the cactus is not exposed to prolonged dampness and sitting water. Never let your cactus sit in a dish of water. Lastly, make sure to fertilize during the growing season for the best results.
Echinopsis can be easily rooted from offsets, which tend to cluster around the base of the mother plant. Cut offsets close to the stem, at the narrowest possible place. When rooting cacti from cuttings, let the fresh cutting dry out slightly on a paper towel and cut the cacti at the narrowest place possible. After a few days to a few weeks, depending on the size of the cut surface, the cut surface should have dried out and formed a callous, or slightly rough opening. Once the callous has formed, place the cutting in a rooting mixture of fast-draining cacti soil.
Learn more at How to Grow and Care for Echinopsis.
Echinopsis subdenudata f. variegata is variegated form of Echinopsis subdenudata.
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