Echinocereus rigidissimus var. rubrispinus - 10 seeds

Echinocereus rigidissimus var. rubrispinus - 10 seeds

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Desription: The subspecies 'rubispinus' is a small columnar cactus with very short pink spines. When mature it will form a clump about two 60cm wide by 25cm tall.
Stems: Erect, short cylindrical, only get about 7cm thick.
Radial spines: 30-35 pectinate per areole and 6-10 mm in length in red and white bands, but more ruby/violet coluoured compared to the 'rigidissimus' subspecies, witch makes it a very attractive cactus. This is a Mexican form and does not turn grey like the Arizona form. 
Flowers: Huge up to 10cm wide. Beautiful bright pinkish-red or magenta or red with white throats. Blooms in ring on the crown of the stem in spring. The only downside is the flowers leave an unsightly scar when they drop off. 
Fruit: Globose, greenish or dark purplish brownish very spiny, 3 cm in diameter, pulp white. Fruiting 3 months after flowering