A picture of a Lace Hedgehog Cactus

Lace Hedgehog Cactus

Echinocereus reichenbachii

Also known as

Reichenbach's Hedgehog Cactus, Lace Cactus, Cob Cactus, Merry Widow Cactus, Classen's Cactus, Purple-Candle Cactus

Full Sun
Light watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

50cm

Max

50cm

10cm

Min

10cm

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Lace Hedgehog Cactus

Echinocereus reichenbachii by RO
Echinocereus reichenbachii
Echinocereus reichenbachii baileyi pm
Echinocereus baileyi flower

Lace Hedgehog Cactus Overview

Echinocereus reichenbachii is a perennial cactus species from the Cactaceae family which is also commonly known by the name Lace Hedgehog Cactus, amongst others. It has an erect growth habit, producing cylindrical, spiny stems with abundant ribs. Typically growing to around 35cm tall, this species produces large, funnel-shaped pink-purple flowers measuring 6-9cm in width. This species is naturally found in shrub and grassland environments in Mexico and the United States. Wild populations of this plant are considered to be stable and this species is listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as least concern. In the gardening world, this plant has earnt a Royal Horticultural Society Award of Garden Merit.

Common problems with Lace Hedgehog Cactus

How to propagate Lace Hedgehog Cactus

Seed

Cuttings

Propagate from seed or cuttings in spring and summer.

Special features of Lace Hedgehog Cactus

Attractive flowers

Drought resistant

Pot plant

Indoor plant

Other uses of Lace Hedgehog Cactus

Grown for their attractive appearance.