“Echinocactus” Genus

Echinocactus Genus Image

Echinocactus comes from the Greek word “echinos,” meaning “hedgehog,” and “kaktos,” meaning “thistle.” It is native to North and South America and currently has six species. Initially, hundreds of species were classified under the Echinocactus genus. However, as the cactus taxonomy improved, most species were regrouped. Regarding physical appearance, Echinocactus plants have relatively more little flowers, heavy spines, and wooly fruits. This genus is easy to grow and famous for a houseplant or landscaped garden.

Echinocactus Plants On Succulent City

The Golden Barrel Cactus 'Echinocactus Grusonii'
Echinocactus Grusonii
The Devil’s Head Cactus ‘Echinocactus Horizonthalonius’
Echinocactus Horizonthalonius
The Giant Barrel Cactus ‘Echinocactus Platyacanthus’
Echinocactus Platyacanthus
The Cotton Top Cactus 'Echinocactus Polycephalus'
Echinocactus Polycephalus
The Horse Crippler Cactus ‘Echinocactus Texensis’
Echinocactus Texensis
Echinocactus Ingens Image
Echinocactus Ingens
Echinocactus Parryi Image
Echinocactus Parryi


Richard Miller

Salute everyone. It's Richard, the author of this Succulent & Xeriscaping blog. I am a traveler and a nature lover looking for a connection with the wild green. In my journey, I found a love for succulents and xeriscaping. What attracts me is the long-lasting & unique beauty of every plant I have the chance to see with my own eyes. Welcome to my little blog and let's enjoy a good time together!

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