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Echinopsis (Cactus)

Echinopsis 'Haku-jo' Shop Now Echinopsis 'Haku-jo'
Starting from 4.00€
Echinopsis 'Sunny' Shop Now Echinopsis 'Sunny'
Starting from 35.00€
Echinopsis ancistrophora Shop Now Echinopsis ancistrophora
Starting from 12.60€
Echinopsis chacoana Shop Now Echinopsis chacoana
Starting from 2.80€
Echinopsis crassicaulis Shop Now Echinopsis crassicaulis
Starting from 18.00€
Echinopsis eyriesii Shop Now Echinopsis eyriesii
Starting from 2.80€
Echinopsis hybrid Shop Now Echinopsis hybrid
Starting from 2.10€
Echinopsis leucantha Shop Now Echinopsis leucantha
Starting from 31.50€
Echinopsis mammillosa Shop Now Echinopsis mammillosa
Starting from 6.40€
Echinopsis minuana Shop Now Echinopsis minuana
Starting from 10.00€
Echinopsis mirabilis Shop Now Echinopsis mirabilis
Starting from 3.00€
Echinopsis multiplex Shop Now Echinopsis multiplex
Starting from 3.00€
Echinopsis obrepanda Shop Now Echinopsis obrepanda
Starting from 2.80€
Echinopsis sp. f. crested Shop Now Echinopsis sp. f. crested
Starting from 19.20€
Echinopsis subdenudata Shop Now Echinopsis subdenudata
Starting from 2.10€
Echinopsis yuquina Shop Now Echinopsis yuquina
Starting from 6.00€

Its name derives from Greek and literally means "with the appearance of a hedgehog", referring precisely to the globular and strongly spiny shape of the cactus. It has globular green stems, which with the growth tend to assume a slightly columnar habit, or sometimes to cluster with numerous suckers. What is most striking about these plants, and what strongly distinguishes them from other genera with the same prefix (for example, Echinocereus and Echinocactus), are its wonderful fragrant flowers that bloom, when the plant has reached its maturity. The flowers are particularly large, compared to the plant; they bloom on the top of the plant, generating spectacular funnels that last only a few days, but quickly alternate, making the plant bloom all summer around! It is a very popular genus among green collectors, because of these immense sculptural-looking blooms, but also because it easily reproduces suckers and, above all, has a rather simple and rapid growth, which is why it is usually used as a base for grafting.