|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.
The spiny, upright stem is roundish to cylindrical and lined with 8 to 18 ribs. Solitary or clustering habit.
Attributes - Echinocereus fendleri
Plant Type: Succulent
Bloom Season: Mid Spring through Mid Summer
Flower Color: Magenta, Purple, White
Height: 3 in. to 1 ft. 8 in.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun
Climate: Zones 8, 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Long Blooming, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Root Rot.