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Lee's Spiny Star Cactus (Escobaria)

Escobaria leei
SKU: HC015383
per Plant - 2" Pot
No longer available this season.
3" x 4-5' wide. One of the rarest cacti in the United States, this tiny, white-spined gem blooms in late spring with a nice display of coral-pink flowers. Drought resistant/drought tolerant plant (xeric).
key features
Botanical Name
Escobaria leei
Growing Zones
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Native, Deer Resistant, Rabbit Resistant, Evergreen, Container Planting
Soil Moisture
Very Waterwise
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Mature Height
3" tall
Bloom Time
Late Spring to Early Summer


3" x 4-5' wide. This outstanding miniature cactus is the gem of the genus. The plant forms a small mound of tiny, clustered white-spined stems that bloom in late spring-early summer with salmon-pink flowers. One of the rarest cacti in the United States, this tiny, white-spined gem is only found in a couple locations in southeastern New Mexico near Carlsbad Caverns.

Extremely rare in habitat, our greenhouse cultivated plants are propagated by offsets of the smallest, most tightly clustering individuals. Escobaria leei has proven to be extremely cold hardy, much more so than its southern origins would suggest. Outstanding! Eddy Co., NM.
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