|The spiny, sometimes edible fruit of this Cactus give it its name. Round or column-shaped stems carry buds that form beneath spiny skin, then burst through to produce showy, long-lasting flowers. Plant outdoors in an airy, well-ventilated spot in warm, dry climates, elsewhere, in greenhouses or indoors. Water moderately from spring to fall and very lightly or not at all in winter.
This clumping type produces edible red fruits about the size of a grape.
Attributes - Echinocereus engelmannii
Plant Type: Succulent
Bloom Season: Early Summer through Late Summer
Flower Color: Lavender, Purple, Red
Height: 1 ft. 6 in. to 2 ft.
Width: 3 ft.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Edible, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.