Echinopsis oxygona

Echinopsis oxygona

Echinopsis oxygona, commonly known as easter lily cactus, pink easter lily cactus or night-blooming hedge-hogs, is a perennial member of the Cactaceae family which grows mainly forming groups. It has globose to elongate stem growing to 30 cm height with 10 to 18 straight ribs. The white areoles bear spines with dark ends. The white flowers are funnel-shaped, the flowering is nocturnal and each flower lasts only one night. The fruit is a green berry.


Common NameEaster Lily Cactus / Pink Easter Lily Cactus / Night-Blooming Hedge-Hogs
Botanical nameEchinopsis oxygona
Life CyclePerennial
Basic Colourwhite – Pink
Height15 -> 30 cm
Habitatshechese lawns / Grasslands, rocky lands
Altitude50 – 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 Zone8 (-12), 9 (-7), 10 (-1), 11 (+4), 12 (+10)
Sun ExposureSun, Part shade
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Sandy, Peaty, Stony
Propagationby seeds / by sowing, by division
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Pests/ Diseasesdisease free

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