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Eagle's Claw Cactus

Eagle's Claw Cactus

Regular price $48.40 USD
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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Flower Color: pink to red
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Eagle's Claw Cactus, scientifically known as Echinocactus horizonthalonius, is a distinctive and attractive cactus native to the desert regions of northern Mexico and the southwestern United States. It is known for its unique, ribbed body and prominent spines that resemble an eagle's claw, hence its name.

In cultivation, the Eagle's Claw Cactus typically grows to about 1 to 2 feet in height and spread. It features a rounded, slightly elongated body with pronounced vertical ribs. The spines are one of its most striking features – they are long, curved, and typically a reddish-brown color, which can be quite dramatic against the cactus's green body.

This cactus prefers full sun to partial shade and thrives in well-drained soil. It's well-suited for dry, arid climates and is an excellent choice for xeriscaping, rock gardens, and succulent gardens. Due to its spiny nature, it should be placed where it won't be a hazard to passersby.

The Eagle's Claw Cactus produces flowers that are pink to red, adding an extra layer of beauty to the plant. The blooms typically appear in the spring or early summer and can be quite showy.

In addition to its ornamental appeal, the Eagle's Claw Cactus is also valued for its ease of care. It is drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering, making it a great choice for gardeners seeking low-maintenance yet visually striking plants.

Overall, the Eagle's Claw Cactus is a unique and visually appealing cactus that adds interest and texture to any garden setting. Its dramatic spines, attractive flowers, and hardy nature make it a popular choice among cactus enthusiasts and gardeners looking to add a touch of the exotic to their landscapes.

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