Why is Echinopsis subdenudata called the Easter lily cactus?

Why is Echinopsis subdenudata called the Easter lily cactus?

Echinopsis subdenudata is called the “Easter lily cactus” because it is a round, egg-shaped plant in which magically sprouts a beautiful, fragrant white flower. The way this flower blooms is quite rare as it is short-lived and opens up towards the night. It is indeed a one-of-a-kind plant among most we see in our daily lives.

How tall are the stems of Echinopsis subdenudata?

Very long flowers, about 20 cm, brilliant white to light pink. Description: T he stems is globose to elongate up to 30 cm high with 8 to 12 – ribs . Spines: Almost spineless or with very short cream spines. Flowers: These cacti produce gorgeous, night-blooming, white funnel-shaped, fragrant flowers with long tubes 15- 22 cm long.

How to care for Echinopsis subdenudata llifle in winter?

Water regularly in summer (but do not overwater ) needs good drainage and very porous soil, keep rather dry in winter. Feed with a high potassium fertilizer in summer. It is quite frost resistant if kept dry (hardy to -7° C). Need a bright exposure, full sun or half shade in summer. Propagation: Direct sow after last frost, offsets.

Are there any hybrids between Cactus and Echinopsis?

These species hybridize easily and have resulted in a tremendous number of hybrids that some cactus growers specialize in or grow exclusively. There are certainly enough hybrids to keep even ardent hobbyists busy. Because of their exceptional flowers, many Echinopsis species are found in garden centers and collections world-wide.

What’s the best way to care for Echinopsis subdenudata?

As with most cacti, the number one rule for Echinopsis subdenudata is that its roots should never be left standing in water. Wet feet can cause root and stem rot very quickly and this will often prove fatal, so soil should be chosen accordingly.

When do Echinopsis subdenudata start to produce pups?

Most Echinopsis subdenudata specimens will start to produce pups once they are old enough. Some will actually pup quite prolifically, and while you can leave these offsets on the mother plant you can also remove and replant them.