Rusty Hedgehog Cactus (Echinocereus russanthus)
Description: Echinocereus russanthus is heavily covered with a mass of slender, interlocking, bristle-like spines radiating in all directions. It grows to 10 inches tall and 2–3 inches in diameter. The stems often branch and form clusters, some having as many as a dozen. Each has 13–18 ribs. Flowers are rust-red with darker lines, about 1 inch long and 1 inch across.
Synonym(s): Echinocereus chloranthus var. russanthus
USDA Symbol: ECRU4
Size Class: 0-1 ft.
Bloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Apr, May
Water Use: Low
Light Requirements: Sun
Soil Moisture: Dry
Missing Images: Plant, Close-Up, Fruit-Seed
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