Easter Lily Cactus
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Full Sun; Filtered Sun
A mat forming cactus with globose to shortly cylindrical , ribbed stems. Clustering from near the base it grows rapidly to form a showy clump up to 2 feet wide. Blooming from spring through summer long large funnel shaped white flowers up to 4" across lasting 24-48 hours. They are borne on long tubes often as large or even larger than the entire plant! Plant in well draining soil and allow to dry between watering.
Growing Plants in the Desert — Important Information
The information presented here is, to the best of my knowledge, accurate and based on my research from reliable sources, observations I have made of plants growing in my, and other gardens I have visited, and observations of the plants in their native habitats. I would appreciate your feedback and experience to help me educate others!
Cacti: In my experience, cacti are much happier in the filtered shade here in the low desert of the Coachella Valley. Colors are more vibrant and they bloom more profusely, especially the non-native varieties. If you pay attention to how our native barrel and beavertail opuntia grow in the wild, it is frequently tucked in the rocks under creosote or another shrub.
Light Requirements: I have found that in our desert (Sonoran/Colorado) “full sun” plants can take and appreciate the late afternoon filtered sun, especially in the hot summer months.