|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.
Simple stems up to 4 inches thick are marked by colored, horizontal bands formed by appressed spines. No central spines. The flowers are 3½ inches across.
Attributes - Echinocereus pectinatus regidissimus
Plant Type: Succulent
Bloom Season: Early Spring through Late Spring
Flower Color: Magenta
Height: 10 in. to 1 ft. 2 in.
Width: 1 ft. 6 in.
Sunlight: Full Sun
Climate: Zones 9, 10, 11
Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates, Hot Climates. Container Plants, Drought Tolerant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers.