Echinocereus leonensis

(often called by a more contemporary name, Echinocereus pentalophus)

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Echinocereus leonensis plant

We are altering our website and plants & seeds will become available later in 2018.

All plants are shipped Bare-root


Echinocereus leonensis

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Yes - small container size plant. This variety will occupy a small flower pot comfortably and remain a manageable sized house plant.

Yes - tolerates low light levels. This variety will do well as a houseplant in locations with short periods of direct sun and some indirect or filtered light.

Yes - does well with cool winter time temperatures. This variety will tolerate temperatures down below 50 °F. if the roots are kept dry, and will do very well in a home with energy saving thermostat setting.

Yes - easy care root system. This variety stores water in the parts of the plant which are above the soil leaving the root system small enough to fit into a proportionally sized flower pot.

This variety is unlikely to flower as a house plant and they should be chosen with flowering as a low priority.

good locations

Potential living space locations include; East, West or South windows and three to four season rooms with partial shade is good, but it will grow better with more light. This species will tolerate very cool days and cold nights, but will need the temperatures to remain above 20 °F. If this variety is to be set outdoors during the growing season it needs to be in a location with plenty of sun and will do well with very little water, and can also tolerate lots of rain.

These plants produce large flowers in the Echinocereus group and the color range is brilliant pinks through magentas and almost purple. This plant is sometimes known with a common name, 'Lady Finger Cactus', and are often grown for their impressive flowers.


In a two inch flower pot and they can grow to 18 inches long by 1 inches wide making multiple branches as it grows. The branches begin in erect formations and later lay down in more prostrate forms. If the branches begin to hang over the sides of the flower pot when this plant is older it may be a good hanging basket plant.


Mexico and Texas

plant propagation origin

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items included in purchase

Purchase price includes a bare-root Echinocereus leonensis plant.

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