Echinopsis eyriesii

Echinopsis oxygona

Echinopsis eyriesii, commonly known as easter lily cactus or sea urchin cactus, is a perennial member of the Cactaceae family. The dark-green stems are rounded and become cylindrical with age. The 10 to 20 ribs are covered with straight white areoles which bear several short spines. The white flowers are funnel-shaped and bloom at night for 1 to 2 days. The inconspicuous fruit contain black seeds.


Common NameEaster Lily Cactus/ Sea Urchin Cactus
Botanical nameEchinopsis eyriesii
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colourwhite-pink
Height15 ->30 cm
HabitatGrasslands, rocky slopes
Altitude> 1000 m
Bloom TimeMay -> August
Plant TypeCactus, Succulent, Ornamental
Fruit TypeBerry
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Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesOrnamental
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USDA Zone9 (-7), 10 (-1), 11 (+4), 12 (+10)
Sun Exposurefull sun
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Sandy, Peaty, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by Cuttings, by division, Self sows
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