Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina


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Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina

Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina is a cactus with a solitary, globe-shaped stem that grows up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall. The stem is…


Echinopsis Species

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinopsis (ek-in-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: mamillosa var. kermesina
Synonym:Pseudolobivia kermesina
Synonym:Echinopsis kermesina

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Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs Water regularly do not overwater

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Hardiness:

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges use extreme caution when handling

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Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

On Jan 23, 2005, Xenomorf from Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

The subspecies 'silvatica' sometimes reaches 12 inches high and the majority of spines are straight.
The subspecies 'mamillosa' only reaches about 2.5 inches high and slightly curved spines.
Flowers are white with rose colored tips on the subspecies.
The 'kermesina' variety has carmine flowers and is used often in hybridization.


Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina - garden

Accepted Scientific Name: Echinopsis mamillosa Gürke
Monatsschr. Kakteenk. xvii. 135 (1907)

Origin and Habitat: Tarija, Bolivia.

Description: Solitary spherical to columnar cactus, 10-25 cm in diameter and 7-30 cm tall or more, depending on the variety.
Stem: Large and globular, with many ribs divided into low rounded tubercles.
Flowers: Up to 20 cm long, 10 cm wide. The variety "kermesina" differs from the white-flowerd Echinopsis mamillosa for the pink to carmine coloured flowers.The flowers of this species are characterized by relatively short curved floral tube scales and unusual seeds.
Blooming season: This species will produce flowers in the summer when only 8 cm in diameter. The blossoms open at night and last about 24 hours.
Remarks: Echinopsis mammillosa (and particularly the carmine flowered variety kermesina) is often used in hybridization, and is an important component of some modern Echinopsis hybrids, lending its large showy flower structure to these hybrids.

Subspecies, varieties, forms and cultivars of plants belonging to the Echinopsis mamillosa group

  • Echinopsis hystrichoides" href='/Encyclopedia/CACTI/Family/Cactaceae/1608/Echinopsis_hystrichoides'> Echinopsis hystrichoides F.Ritter : It is a very spiny species. The spines are particularly strong and very ornamental.
  • Echinopsis mamillosa" href='/Encyclopedia/CACTI/Family/Cactaceae/1610/Echinopsis_mamillosa'> Echinopsis mamillosa Gürke : Produces large-growing fresh green body with relatively short slightly curved spines. The flowers of are truly beautiful white and nocturnal.
  • Echinopsis mamillosa var. flexilis Rausch : Produces long white or pink flowers, plants sometimes with longer centralspines.
  • Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina" href='/Encyclopedia/CACTI/Family/Cactaceae/1612/Echinopsis_mamillosa_var._kermesina'> Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina (Krainz) Friedrich : The variety "kermesina" differs from the white-flowerd Echinopsis mammillosa for the pink to carmine coloured flowers.
  • Echinopsis mamillosa subs. silvatica (F.Ritter) P.J.Braun & Esteves : The subspecies 'silvatica' sometimes reaches 30cm high, and the majority of spines are straight.


Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina Photo by: Andrea B.
Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina Photo by: Andrea B.
Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli
Echinopsis mamillosa var. kermesina Photo by: Valentino Vallicelli

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Cultivation and Propagation: The Easter Lily Cactus is a summer grower species that offers no cultivation difficulties. Water regularly in summer (but do not overwater ). It 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 -10° C). It needs a bright exposure, full sun or half shade in summer.
Propagation: Direct sow after last frost, or offsets if any.


Echinopsis

Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Echinopsis (ek-in-OP-sis) (Info)
Species: mamillosa (mam-il-LOH-suh) (Info)
Synonym:Echinopsis mamillosa subsp. mamillosa
Synonym:Echinopsis herbasii
Synonym:Echinopsis roseolilacina

Category:

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant suitable for xeriscaping

Sun Exposure:

Foliage:

Foliage Color:

Height:

Spacing:

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 °C (15 °F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 °C (20 °F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 °C (25 °F)

USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 °C (30 °F)

USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 °C (35 °F)

USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 °C (40 °F)

Where to Grow:

Can be grown as an annual

Danger:

Plant has spines or sharp edges use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:

Bloom Characteristics:

Bloom Size:

Bloom Time:

Other details:

Soil pH requirements:

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:

Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

From seed direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow unblemished fruit to ripen clean and dry seeds

Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed clean and dry seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

On Jan 23, 2005, Xenomorf from Phoenix, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

The subspecies 'silvatica' sometimes reaches 12 inches high and the majority of spines are straight.
The subspecies 'mamillosa' only reaches about 2.5 inches high and slightly curved spines.
Flowers are white with rose colored tips on the subspecies.
The 'kermesina' variety has carmine flowers and is used often in hybridization.


Echinopsis mamillosa var kermesina

Bloom Size: 5 inches + diameter

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Synonyms : Echinopsis ritteri, Pseudolobivia kermesina, Echinopsis kermesina-(often mis-labeled under this name or a variation of it)., Echinopsis herbasii, Echinopsis roseolilacina, Echinopsis silvatica

Notes : Heavy mass bloomer, strong grower-taking various light and soil mixes well.

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