Friday, July 29, 2011

Echinocereus nivosus

Echinocereus nivosus (Syn.: E. albatus) is a wonderful plant, densely covered with white, needle-like spines. It's a bit prone to rot so it needs a potting mix with excellent drainage. But, given that drainage, it's surprisingly hardy, taking temperatures down to -9C (16F). I've seen situations in the Portland area where it has survived outside in our winters, but I haven't had the courage yet...
Enjoy your plants!

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