Echinopsis eyriesii - Easter Lily Cactus - Statement Plants

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Echinopsis eyriesii - Easter Lily Cactus

A cluster forming columnar cactus with gorgeous showy pale pink flowers standing proud on long tubes. Stunning when in bloom.

Full sun to part shade

Drought tolerant

Well drained gritty soil

Partly frost tolerant (see notes)

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  • A medium to large cactus with large, showy, white to pale pink flowers on long stems. The pale pink flowers occur with hybridized varieties (such as this). Numerous flowers, appearing in spring to early autumn are nocturnal and can last for 1 to 3 days, depending on heat and humidity.

    Echinopsis eyriesii is an easy to grow cactus and works well in pots or in the garden. It tolerates a moderate amount of water in the warmer months, but must be kept dry in winter. It is not frost tolerant, but can tolerate low temperatures if kept under cover and dry.

    Plant in a well draining soil mix in a sunny location, protected from the hottest afternoon sun.


    Easter lily Cactus, Sea Urchin Cactus
    Cereus eyriesii, Cereus turbinatus, Echinopsis turbinata, Echinopsis pudantii, Echinopsis oxygona, Echinocactus eyriesii, Echinocactus oxygonus, Echinopsis scoullar

    Plant height Stems to 15-30cm
    Plant width Individual stems to 15cm. Can form large mounds over time.
    Habit Cluster forming
    Growth Cycle Perennial
    Foliage Green cylindrical and ribbed with short spines on the ribs
    Flower Very showy, tubular white or light pink, nocturnal
    Flowering time Spring to autumn
    Toxicity Non toxic, but keep away from children and pets.