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.
USDA Symbol: ECPE
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.
Missing Images: Plant, Fruit-Seed
Data Completeness: Complete