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Eagles claw

Echinocactus spp.

Golden Barrel cactus, Huntington Desert Garden by Pamla J. Eisenberg (CC BY-SA 2.0)

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

11b-12b

USDA zone

7°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1m

Max

1m

10cm

Min

20cm

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Eagles claw Overview

Echinocactus is a genus containing around 6 species of slow-growing perennial cacti. These are thick and stocky, barrel-shaped cacti with large spines, originating from Mexico and Southwest USA. Ribs are prominent and heavily-spined. On mature plants, small bell-shaped flowers open at night in summer. Their colours include red, pink, yellow and magenta. Species in this genus are best grown in a desert garden or in a warm greenhouse. They don't need much water and can go long periods of drought. Be careful of overwatering, which can lead to root rot.

Common problems with Eagles claw

How to propagate Eagles claw

Seed

Special features of Eagles claw

Drought resistant

Indoor plant

Pot plant

Attractive flowers