Echinocereus dasyacanthus var. ctenoides

Echinocereus dasyacanthus var. ctenoides

Cactus

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

  • Botanical name: Echinocereus dasyacanthus var. ctenoides
  • Common name: Cactus
  • Family: Cactaceae
  • Plant Type: Cactus or succulent, House plant, Evergreen
Flower colour:

Orange

Yellow

Foliage colour:

Green

Echinocereus dasyacanthus var. ctenoides is a charming little cactus native to the southern states of the US, including Texas and New Mexico, as well as Mexico. It usually grows with one solitary stem with star-like spines, giving it a coral-like appearance. In spring it produces magnificent orange-yellow flowers often as big as or bigger than the stems.

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For best results, grow Echinocereus dasyacanthus var. ctenoides in full sun in well-drained soil or cactus compost and keep at room temperature. Water sparingly and allow compost to fully dry out between November and March. Moving it to a cool, dry and frost-free spot over winter will improve the show of flowers in spring. This species is reputed to be hardy down to -10°C, but this is highly dependent on it being kept dry over winter.

How to grow Echinocereus dasyacanthus

  • Plant size

    40cm height

    10cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Frost hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Sow
Sow

Do not Sow in January

Do not Sow in February

Do Sow in March

Do Sow in April

Do Sow in May

Do not Sow in June

Do not Sow in July

Do not Sow in August

Do not Sow in September

Do not Sow in October

Do not Sow in November

Do not Sow in December

Plant
Plant

Do Plant in January

Do not Plant in February

Do Plant in March

Do Plant in April

Do Plant in May

Do Plant in June

Do Plant in July

Do Plant in August

Do Plant in September

Do Plant in October

Do Plant in November

Do Plant in December

Flowers
Flowers

Plant does not flower in January

Plant does not flower in February

Plant does not flower in March

Plant does flower in April

Plant does flower in May

Plant does not flower in June

Plant does not flower in July

Plant does not flower in August

Plant does not flower in September

Plant does not flower in October

Plant does not flower in November

Plant does not flower in December

Echinocereus dasyacanthus and wildlife

Echinocereus dasyacanthus is known for attracting bees and beneficial insects. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Attractive to Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Echinocereus dasyacanthus poisonous?

Echinocereus dasyacanthus has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Echinocereus dasyacanthus

Ferocactus latispinus
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Ferocactus latispinus

Devil's tongue barrel cactus