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Rainbow Cactus

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Rainbow Cactus (Echinocereus pectinatus)

Description: The Rainbow Cactus (Echinocereus pectinatus, USDA ECPE) is a low, cylindrical cactus girdled by bands of colorful spines with pink, rose, lavender, or yellow flowers and found in dry climates.

Family: Cactaceae



Duration: Perennial

Habit: Cactus/Succulent

Size Class: 0-1 ft., 1-3 ft.

Bloom Color: White, Yellow, Pink

Bloom Time: Jun, Jul, Aug

Water Use: Low

Light Requirements: Sun

Soil Moisture: Dry

Notes: Native Distribution: Central and southern Arizona east to western Texas and south to northern Mexico.
Native Habitat: Rocky slopes and flats, commonly on limestone.

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