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Claret Cup

Claret Cup

Regular price $48.00 USD
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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Spread: 12-18 inches
Flower Color: bright red or orange
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Claret Cup, scientifically known as Echinocereus triglochidiatus, is a stunning cactus native to the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It's highly regarded for its showy, vividly colored flowers and is a popular choice in xeriscaping and desert landscaping.

This cactus typically grows to about 6 to 12 inches in height, but it can spread out to about 12 to 18 inches, forming clusters of cylindrical green stems. The stems are covered with spines, which are generally not overly dense, allowing the green of the stems to be visible.

One of the most striking features of the Claret Cup cactus is its bright red or orange flowers, which bloom in spring and early summer. These large, cup-shaped flowers are not only visually appealing but are also a magnet for hummingbirds, making the Claret Cup an excellent choice for attracting wildlife to your garden.

Echinocereus triglochidiatus thrives in full sun and requires well-drained soil. It's well-suited for rock gardens, cactus gardens, and borders in dry, arid landscapes. Despite its preference for dry conditions, it is more tolerant of cold temperatures than many other cactus species, able to withstand some freezing temperatures.

In addition to its use in outdoor landscaping, the Claret Cup can be grown in containers, where it can add a touch of the desert to patios, balconies, or indoor spaces. Its relatively compact size makes it suitable for smaller gardens or as part of a mixed succulent display.

Overall, the Claret Cup cactus is a low-maintenance and visually striking plant, ideal for adding vibrant color and texture to drought-tolerant gardens. Its stunning flowers and hummingbird-attracting qualities make it a favorite among gardeners and nature enthusiasts alike.

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