Echinopsis (Echinopsis eyriesii)

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This very popular cactus is bright green and heavily ribbed white to light pink, mildly fragrant flowers that appear once the plant matures. Also known as Eyries Cactus, Easter Lily Cactus, or Sea Urchin, it is native to Argentina, Brazil and Uruguay. Potted plants can be grown outdoors in the summer and brought back inside when temperatures are expected to fall below 50°F (10°C). Can be grown outdoors year-round in frost-free climates, in a pot or in the ground.


Perfect for all kinds of containers. Adds interest to table tops and windowsills. May be displayed outdoors in warmer weather.

Plant Feed

Once every month during growing season with a fertilized formulated for cacti and succulents.


Allow soil to dry between thorough waterings.


Light, well-drained soil.

Basic Care Summary

Does best in light, well-drained soil. Allow soil to dry between thorough waterings. Apply a balanced liquid fertilizer monthly during active growth.

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Plant Details

Category Houseplants
Height Range 11-12″
Height Metric Range 28-30cm
Space Range 6″
Space Metric Range 15cm
Lowest Temperature 10° to 40°F
Lowest Temperature Metric -12° to 4°C
Plant Light Bright Light
Hardiness Zone 8, 9, 10, 11