Echinocereus pentalophus


Echinocereus pentalophus

Ladyfinger Cactus

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Texas to Northern Mexico

Growth Habit:

This cactus has multiple stems less than a foot in height. The stems are sparsely spiny and have 5 to 7 ribs.

Growing Requirements:

Ladyfinger cactus requires full sun and well-drained soil. It is only moderately frost tolerant and can be damaged at temperatures below 20 degrees.


The ladyfinger cactus eventually forms a large clump of stems. When it blooms in late spring, the flowers are large and very showy.

Where at Lotusland:

In the cactus border along the main drive.

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