Berlandier's Alicoche

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Echinocereus berlandieri - Cactaceae, Cactus Family

DESCRIPTION: Cylinder-shaped, prostrate, sprawling, clustering, branching cactus. Older stems lie on the ground 
with growing tips erect. Spines are yellow to white with the central spine curved upward.

Height: Prostrate, branches are 6 inches long and 1/2 inch wide

Flowers: Reddish to pink, 3 inches wide with yellow to whitish throat. Usually in March to April.

Fruit: A small green, oval, egg-shaped berry 1/2 to 3/4 inches long 
turning red and club-shaped 

Growth rate: Slow


Sun: Partial sun, NOT full sun

Soil: Any. Usually found in clay soils along arroyo banks.

Drainage: Good 

Water: Do not over water 

Maintenance: Best if left alone

Propagation: Seeds, or well healed sections of the plant

NATIVE HABITAT: Found throughout the Lower Rio Grande Valley, but most common along the river and its tributaries.

WILDLIFE USE: Bees enjoy nectar and pollen when in bloom.

COMMENTS: An unusual, elegant cactus both in form and in flower.


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