Echinocereus scheeri var gentryi (salmon colored)
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|Species Echinocereus gentryi Has a small 2" diameter rose-pink colored nocturnal bloom with a green stamen. Growth ...(
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Bloom Size: 2 inch diameter
|Full Description: Species Echinocereus gentryi Has a small 2" diameter rose-pink colored nocturnal bloom with a green stamen. Growth is cylindrical, semi-pendant with multi-ribbed stems and very small spines on stem edges. Stems can grow to 20"+ in length and average 1-1/4" diameter. |
Native to; Mexico-Chihuahua, Sonora
to 660–5900 ft (200–1800 m) altitude.
Care; Give Echinocereus gentryi full sun by coast to part shade inland. Give rich very well draining porous type soil mix, little water needed in winter season. Makes an interesting hanging basket plant with unusual growth. Hardy to 20 degrees.
More info. Named after Howard S. Gentry. Howard Scott Gentry was born in Temecula, California. (December 10, 1903-April 1, 1993) He was an American botanist recognized as the world's leading authority on Agaves. Besides making several noted botanical exibitions within Mexioo and the western U.S. he also worked for the United States Department of Agriculture for several years. He also collected many of the specimens now at the Huntington Botanical Gardens in San Marino, California.
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Offered as; A small rooted plant 8" tall above the soil line for all locations. Larger plants may be available to U.S. locations or for pick up at our walk in nursery location. See link bottom of this catalog page.
(Below are more pictures of Echinocereus gentryi blooms & growth examples.)
Offered for mail order as; A small plant to all locations, larger sizes including 10" baskets/pots may also be available for mail order within the U.S.A. only or you can always pick up this variety in larger gallon sizes at our walk in nursery-Epicacti Nursery, simply click the link at the bottom of this catalog page to order/check availability.