Yellow Alicoche

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YELLOW ALICOCHE, Small papillosus

Echinocereus papillosus var. angusticeps - Cactaceae, Cactus Family

DESCRIPTION: Dark green, small, cylinder-shaped, clustering cactus, usually erect but sometimes prostrate. Spines, white to brown or yellow.

Height: Clumps to 4 inches high. 

Flowers: Bright yellow, 4 inches wide, with a red to orange throat in early spring. 

Fruit: A small green berry covered with short bristles 

Growth rate: Slow


Sun: Partial sun

Soil: Any

Drainage: Good 

Water: Do not over water 

Maintenance: Best if left alone

Propagation: Seeds

NATIVE HABITAT: Found in a small area of northwestern Hidalgo County, and a very small area of adjacent Starr County. 

WILDLIFE USE: Flowers provide nectar and pollen for bees and other flying insects. 

COMMENTS: A cactus with extremely attractive, showy flowers.


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