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Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Echinocereus rigidissimus subsp. rubispinus

 

Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus

E. 'rubispinus' is a small columnar cactus with very short pink spines. When mature it will form a clump about two 60cm wide by 25cm tall.

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plant Features
  • Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus

Latin name

Echinocereus rigidissimus subsp. rubispinus

type

Succulent

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.0 - 7.0 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus likes full sun

    Full sun

  • Frost

    Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus is full frost hardy: 5f (-15°c)

    Full Frost Hardy: 5F (-15°C)

  • Soil

    Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus is 0.60meters x 0.25meters 0.60 M 0.25 M

Echinocereus rigidissimus subsp. rubispinus

E. 'rubispinus' is a small columnar cactus with very short pink spines. When mature it will form a clump about two 60cm wide by 25cm tall.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

These are most likely to be sourced as young plants and they should be grown in an open compost of 1 part sand to 2 parts of potting compost number 2. Place in full sunlight in the greenhouse

 
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