Grows close to the ground 10-18" tall,
usually in clumps of up to two or three dozen low branches two
and one- one half to two inches thick, and with nine or ten ribs.
The central spines are straight or slightly curved and one to two inches long.
Smaller radial spines arise from below the central spines at a sharp angle.
The flower of Engelmannii is a bright shades of pink/red/purple sometimes
referred to as Strawberry Hedgehog cactus. Another common name for Engelmannii
is Calico Cactus because of the colors of the spines.
One of the earliest cactus to bloom early spring to summer.
Likes direct sun. The tasty fruits are edible and consumed by birds and
Some species of hedgehog have fruits (pitayas) that are delicacies in Indian
and Mexican communities.
NO LIMPY CACTUS!
WE DO YOU
WE DON'T PLAY GAMES SHIPPING
WE ARE WAY OUT
HERE IN DESERT AND USPS PRIORITY IS BEST OPTION FOR SHIPPING. IF I HAVE TO HUNT
PARCEL POST PACKAGING, WAIT AROUND PO FOR WEIGHT VERIFICATION AND ADDED
EXPENSES FOR PARCEL POST, COSTS WOULD BE ABOUT THE SAME AS PRIORITY AND PACKAGE
WOULD BE SITTING AROUND USPS 4-7 DAYS LONGER.
WE DON'T SCRIMP IN PACKING THE BOX!
IF WEIGHT IS A LITTLE LIGHT OF NEXT POUND SHIPPING WEIGHT
WE ADD ANOTHER SMALL CACTI AS GIFT AFTER ALL YOU ARE PAYING USPS BY POUND AND WE
HAVE LOTS OF SMALL CACTI JUST WAITING FOR NEW HOMES.
THIS IS A FOOLPROOF CACTUS AS LONG AS YOU DON'T
DROWN IT OR FREEZE IT!
Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 5?F (-15?C), generally loses its leaves around 25?F
Sun Exposure: Full sun to light shade
$5.70 PER LOT
Mid Summer Blooming
Drought-tolerant - Suitable for Xeriscape
Infrequent deep watering, little water, good drainage. Deep
once a month during heat of summer to increase flowering.
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See from photos these were good
& plump and wild bee/insect
pollinated.. Photos of bees on photo site..
Seeds offered are from tree shown in photos.
SEE MY OTHER PAGES FOR OTHER CACTI AND OTHER DESERT ITEMS
NO TELLING WHAT ELSE IS IN THIS LOT!
YOU ALWAYS GET LUCKY & RECEIVE A DESERT BONUS WITH EVERY WUFSTUFF PURCHASE!
SURPRISES IN EVERY SHIPMENT!
I'M GIVING THE STUFF AWAY!
Locals know me as Lubo Loco! (Crazy Wuf) out here in the desert....
and they're partially right!... lol
COMBINED SHIPPING - NO PROBLEM!
ALL SHIPMENTS INCLUDE DELIVERY CONFIRMATION
WE DON'T WHACK YA ON THE SHIPPING!
I'D RATHER YOU SPEND YOU HARD EARNED $ ON CACTUS THAN POSTAGE
YOU CAN'T GO WRONG AT THIS PRICE!
LIKE BUYING WHOLESALE!
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