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Echinocereus dasyacanthus

Texas Rainbow Cactus

Hedgehog Cactus
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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Echinocereus dasyacanthus
Principal Common Name Texas Rainbow Cactus
Common Name(s) Hedgehog Cactus
Description These cactus has cylindrical, ribbed bodies in clumps, large showy yellow flowers (some have pink, orange, reddish flowers) and fleshy fruit. It gets the name "Rainbow Cactus" because of the shaggy variable colored spines that are in bands around the stems.
General Comments
Height Range 0 - 0
Spread Range 0 - 0
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones 2 : 3 : 10 : 11 : 12 : 13 : 14 : 18 : 19 : 20 : 21 : 22 : 23
USDA Zones
Leaf Color Gray-Green
Leaf Texture Fleshy : Spiny : Thick
Form Cactus : Shrub
Flower Color Yellow
Flower Time Spring : Summer
Ease of Growing Easy
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences
Watering Preferences Drought Tolerant : Sparse
Outstanding Features Drought tolerant : Flavor : Foliage : Form : Heat Tolerant : Shape : Thorns

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