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Texas Rainbow Hedgehog

Texas Rainbow Hedgehog

Regular price $48.00 USD
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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 6-12 inches
Spread: 6-12 inches
Flower Color: vibrant pink, purple, or magenta
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Texas Rainbow Hedgehog, scientifically known as Echinocereus dasyacanthus, is a striking and colorful cactus native to the desert regions of Texas and northern Mexico. It is particularly known for its beautiful spination and vibrant flowers.

This cactus typically grows to about 6 to 12 inches in height and spread, forming cylindrical stems. The stems are densely covered in spines that can vary in color from yellow, red, to purple, creating a "rainbow" effect that is especially pronounced when the cactus is young or growing in bright sunlight.

One of the most appealing features of the Texas Rainbow Hedgehog is its large, showy flowers. These blossoms are usually vibrant pink, purple, or magenta, making a stunning contrast against the spiny stems. The flowers typically appear in spring and can be quite abundant.

Echinocereus dasyacanthus thrives in full sun and well-drained soil. It is well-suited for desert landscaping, rock gardens, and cactus collections. This cactus is drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering, making it a great choice for water-wise gardens.

In cultivation, the Texas Rainbow Hedgehog is often grown in containers where its compact size and colorful appearance can be fully appreciated. It's also a popular choice for adding a burst of color to dry, rocky areas in the garden.

Overall, the Texas Rainbow Hedgehog Cactus is a beautiful and easy-to-care-for plant that adds a touch of vibrant color and texture to any garden. Its striking spines and vivid flowers make it a favorite among cactus enthusiasts and gardeners looking for drought-tolerant and visually interesting plants.

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