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Easter Lily Cactus

Echinopsis oxygona

SKU
03056
Deep pink buds on tall stems burst open to large eye-catching blooms with striking pink petals that fade to white towards the flower centers. The showy blooms rise from the white spine-jeweled ribs of this clump-forming, cylinder-shaped green cactus in spring. Year-round beauty for an arid landscape or container garden. A frost-tender evergreen.
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Once established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.

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Botanical Pronunciationek-in-OP-sis ok-SY-goh-nuh
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 1 to 1 1/2 ft. tall, 2 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeSpring to Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenEvergreen
Flower AttributeFlowers for Cutting, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleContemporary, Mediterranean, Rustic, Xeric
Growth HabitClumping
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseContainer, Rock Garden, Specimen
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureEasy Care, Gift Plant, Waterwise, Year-round Interest, Pet Friendly
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more in extreme heat.
Companion PlantsHens & Chicks (Sempervivum); Rock Rose (Cistus); Sedum (Sedum); Aloe (Aloe); Red Yucca (Hesperaloe); Kalanchoe (Kalanchoe)

Thrives in average loams to lean, sandy soils with excellent drainage. Water regularly in first growing season to establish root system, allowing soil to dry slightly between intervals. Once established, reduce frequency; tolerates drought. Avoid standing water or excess winter moisture. Needs little care. Fertilize sparingly in early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 8-11

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