Barbed sea urchin cactus Echinopsis ancistrophora


E. ancistrophora is a spherical ribbed cactus, up to 8cm across, with an evergreen stem with up to twenty ribs along which are star-shaped clusters of up to ten recurved spines, and flowering stems, held above the main stem, with white or pink-tinged white flowers, 10-16cm across, in spring or early summer

Plant Info
Common Problems

About this plant

  • memoNames

    • Family


    • Synonyms

      barbed sea urchin cactus

    • Common names

      Echinopsis subdenudata

  • infoCharacteristics

    • Foliage type


    • Height

      0.1-0.5 metres

    • Spread

      0-0.1 metre

    • Hardiness zones


  • sunLight

    Full Sun

  • scissorsPruning

    No pruning required

  • bambooSoil

    Sand, SoilLoam

  • pinSuitable locations

    • Hardiness zone

      Drought Resistant Patio & Container Plants

  • sproutPropogation

    • Propagate by division from offsets

  • insectPests

    May be affected by mealybugs

  • microbeDiseases

    Generally disease-free