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Easter Flowers

Easter Flowers

Hedgehog Cactus - Echinopsis

Hedgehog Cactus – Echinopsis

Echinopsis is a large genus of cacti native to South America, sometimes known as hedgehog cactussea-urchin cactus or Easter lily cactus.

They grow only in situations where the soil is sandy or gravelly, or on the sides of hills in the crevices of rocks.

None of the species need to be grafted to grow freely and remain healthy, as the stems are all robust enough and of sufficient size to take care of themselves. The only danger is in keeping the plants too moist in winter, for although a little water now and again keeps the stems fresh and green, it deprives them of that rest which is essential to the development of their large, beautiful flowers in summer.

Echinopsis

 

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