Echinocereus enneacanthus

Scientific Name:  Echinocereus enneacanthus
Common Name:  Green Strawberry Hedgehog
Other Names:   
Etymology:  Enneacanthus: ennea (nine); akantha (thorn) [Greek]
Echinocereus: echinos (hedgehog) [Greek]; cereus (wax taper or candle) [Latin]
Origin:  Mexico
Light:  Full sun.
Soil:  Lean mix: 1 part potting soil to 2 parts coarse sand.
Water:  Typical: Drench soil and let dry from Spring through Fall. Water sparingly during Winter dormancy period.
Min Temperature:  32F.
Blooms:  Red
Comments:  This hedgehog has nine spines per areole: 8 radial spines and 1 central spine. Purchased B & B Cactus, Tucson, AZ. Froze to death in the Winter of 2000. RIP.
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