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Native Hedgehog

Native Hedgehog

Regular price $48.00 USD
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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Spread: 6-12 inches
Flower Color: bright pink to magenta
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Native Hedgehog Cactus, scientifically known as Echinocereus engelmannii, is a charming and resilient cactus native to the desert regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico. It is known for its compact size and showy, vibrant flowers.

This cactus typically grows to about 6 to 12 inches in both height and spread, forming clusters of cylindrical stems. The stems are covered with spines that can range in color from white to gray or tan. The spiny appearance of the stems gives the plant a resemblance to a hedgehog, hence the name.

One of the most striking features of the Native Hedgehog Cactus is its flowers. The cactus produces large, funnel-shaped flowers that are bright pink to magenta in color, although some varieties may have red or orange blooms. These flowers appear in the spring and are often quite abundant, covering the cactus in a spectacular floral display.

Echinocereus engelmannii prefers full sun but can tolerate some partial shade, especially in extremely hot climates. It thrives in well-drained soil and is drought-tolerant, making it an ideal choice for xeriscaping and rock gardens. Like many desert cacti, it requires minimal watering and is well-suited to low-water garden designs.

The Native Hedgehog Cactus is often used in desert landscaping for its attractive form, colorful flowers, and ease of care. It can also be grown in containers, where its compact size makes it a suitable choice for patios or balconies.

Overall, the Native Hedgehog Cactus is a delightful and low-maintenance plant that adds beauty and interest to any garden. Its bright flowers and hardy nature make it a popular choice for gardeners looking to add a touch of desert charm to their landscapes.

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