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Echinocereus reichenbachii herd     6/7/22
All the plants in flower are the same species, in spite of their different stem coloration. This difference gets much more pronounced in bigger plants. These plants are in tiny pots - root balls a little bigger than one cubic inch (16 cc). This prevents the plants from reaching their proper mature appearance. Planting them in much bigger pots or in the ground would allow them to age properly. The species, by the way, is cold hardy enough that it can be grown outside almost anywhere in the US. Flower colors are typically shades of magenta, but some populations have very pale pinkish flowers, and I found a reddish sport among my herd last tear.   (10/48)   

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