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Horse Crippler Cactus (Echinocactus)

Echinocactus texensis
SKU: HC015391
per Plant - 2.5" Pot
No longer available this season.
4-6" x 10-15" wide. Horse Crippler Cactus is a low, flat growing barrel cactus with claw-like spines and pink flowers.
key features
Botanical Name
Echinocactus texensis
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Bee Friendly, Naturalizes
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
4-6" tall
Bloom Time
Late spring to early summer


4-6" x 10-15" wide. Horse Crippler Cactus has large, low-growing, rock-hard barrels that are covered with flat, claw-like spines. Horse Crippler Cactus blooms in summer with showy flowers in shades of white, pink, red and orange. Flowers are followed by large, showy, bright-red fleshy fruits. This collection from Roosevelt Co., NM is likely the most cold hardy form of the species. Roosevelt Co., NM. Collection # JRT5211
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