Echinocereus rigidissimus

Jhorman Cardona is a plant scientist at FYTA. He maintains our plant database and prepares samples for the calibration of the FYTA Beam – also for this plant here:

I like this little Cactus because of its pink shades on the top half that pales to the stem. With the right care during winter, it will thank you with a blooming surprise between April and June! The flowers have bright pink petals with a little bit of green and white inside – that’s why it received the common name of Arizona rainbow cactus.

As many other cacti and succulents the rainbow cactus prefers dry and hot enviroments therefore let the soil to dry out completely before watering again, and avoid to places with high humidity such as bathroom or kitchen.