Echidnopsis cereiformis

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Where it grows

Echidnopsis cereiformis is native to the eastern Africa.

Special features 

Echidnopsis cereiformis is a species of Stapeliads with a knobbled stem is dark in colouration and similar in appearance to reptile skin.

Produces petite, bell-shaped yellow flowers in late summer and autumn.

Care Guide

Echidnopsis is not too difficult to care for. It is best to give it plenty of light, ideally full morning sun, to keep it healthy. It can also be kept under 40% shade cloth. This species requires a well draining soil mix that does not hold moisture for more than a few days. Keep this species completely dry in winter, with moderate water in summer, and plenty of water in spring and autumn.

Growing season

Spring and autumn.


Seeds and cuttings.

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Product FAQS

In our experience, the best time to repot a succulent is in the beginning of the growing season.

A plant with thick, fleshy tissue, designed for storing water over long periods of time.

If it's only one or two bugs, try to remove them by hand. Alternatively, spray with a pesticide or water with a systemic pesticide. We recommend RoseCare3 or RoseCarePlus, as both these are a combination pesticide and fungicide, which means they prevent insect pests and treat fungal infections.

Succulents do like fertiliser. The general rule of thumb is to fertilise in the growing season. Succulents are quite sensitive, so in our experience halving the recommended dose of general plant fertilizers works well. If it is a fertilizer formulated specifically for succulents and cacti, use the full recommended dose.

Succulents like heavy watering in the growing season, but do need to dry out between watering to avoid root rot.

No, because they are made up of mostly water, they are prone to frostbite.

It is best not to do so. This could stress the plant or burn it. Slowly introduce them by giving them a little bit more exposure each day.

It depends on the amount of sun exposure the window receives. Some succulents will be happy, but the majority will not get enough sunlight to maintain the correct shape. Alternatively, if the window receives too much light, the plant will be burned, as the window will act like a magnifying glass.

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