Echinocereus coccineus Cactus Plant


Pot size: 4"
Sale priceRs.410.00

Delivery time: 3-4 working days



Orange & Red

Flower Color

Non Fragrant



Flowering Season



Once a Week

Water Requirement


With Pots



Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor


Product Description

Echinocereus coccineus tend to be small,not typically reaching more than 12-18 inches tall.They often have a cylindrical shape and tight spines.It has bright red or orange flowers and grows in large grouping clumps.

Scarlet hedgehog cactus




USA & Mexico


The usually branched plant, Echinocereus coccineus, forms small mounds that consist of a few to many trunks and can reach a diameter of up to one meter. The light green plant body is egg-shaped to cylindrical and reaches heights of up to 40 centimeters with a diameter of 2.5 to 5 centimeters. The 5 to 12 ribs often form warts. The thorns are yellow to blackish. The up to 4 central spines, which can also be missing, have an angular cross section and are up to 7 centimeters long. The middle one is often flattened. The 5 to 20 marginal spines are round at the base.

The flowers are usually red, yellow, pink, purple or white. It blooms in late spring to early summer. The broad, funnel-shaped, orange-red flowers appear below the shoot tip and are sometimes dioecious. They are 3 to 10 centimeters long and have a diameter of 2.5 to 8 centimeters.


Echinocereus cacti need sunny, warm climates, but certain species have some cold tolerance. Overall, they are quite hardy plants suitable for beginners to grow in the garden.

Popular for its flower bloom, this is an easy growing plant which grows best in porous, cactus mix soil. Easily grown in well-drained soils in full sun. Water regularly when in growth. Excellent drainage is critical to avoid rot issues. Keep the plant dry in winter.

Landscape Uses

Usually these are outdoor plant, grass lands, landscapes.

The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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