The Echinopsis represents a genus that is one of the biggest with 128 species. The genus is home to plants species of different sizes. There are large-sized plant species and small-sized species too. What is common in all of these plants is the beautiful flowers present in each. The giant flowers (4-6 inches in size) are often multicolored with a beautiful blend. The colors and types of flowers can vary from the original Echinopsis thanks to the extensive hybridizing done on the plants. Did you know that unlike most cacti that produce a single flush of flowers annually, Echinopsis plants produce blooms of flowers as long as the temperatures during the day hit 21-degree Celsius?
What season is it? Summers are hot, and the plants are growing and blooming. What this means is that the sea urchin cactus will enjoy more water when blooming or growing. During winter and fall, the species is dormant or semi-dormant. They will be better off with little watering to keep them going until the next summer. The factors affecting the frequency of watering vary from the type of soil used, weather, pot size and design. To ensure you hit the nail on the head, stick a pencil into your pot and see how much water sticks to its surface. It is always watering time when the pencil surface comes out with little or no water. The Echinopsis cactus is from the highland mountains of South America. The plants will enjoy more water than they will enjoy a dry pot. Flood the whole container till all the soil is caught up with the water.
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