Sun: full sun
Water: Typical water needs for a succulent
Temperature: Zone 9b from 25° F to 30° F (-3.9° C to -1.1° C) to Zone 10b from 35° F to 40° F (1.7° C to 4.4° C)
Winter Survival: Not cold hardy
Flower: In the Spring
Flower Type: Red, Red-Orange, pink - orange
Toxic: Unknown - Tell us
Space Requirement: Outdoors
Common Problems: No major pests, Plants may rot if overwatered
Basc Care for Echinopsis (Trichocereus) ‘Flying Saucer’
Watering for Echinopsis (Trichocereus) ‘Flying Saucer’ is a simple task. It requires Typical water needs for a succulent.
You can water your succulent more than often in extreme conditions but make sure that the soil is completely dry before watering your succulent again.
Only feed this succulent during its active growing seasons which means Unknown - Tell us. Use the right fertilizer applied in the right amounts. Applying half-strength balanced fertilizer every month or so is recommended for optimal results.
Do not fertilize during winter as the plant is dormant.
Sun & Location Requirements for "Echinopsis Hybrid, Trichocereus Hybrid"
Echinopsis (Trichocereus) ‘Flying Saucer’ requires full sun in order to thrive. When choosing a spot for your succulent, make sure it gets at least 6 hours of direct sunlight per day. If the leaves start to look pale or weak, this could be an indication that the succulent isn't getting enough light.
Echinopsis (Trichocereus) ‘Flying Saucer’ is not cold hardy and does not survive in freezing conditions. However, there are certain strategies that can be used to help the plant thrive despite the chill of winter. Proper drainage and insulation are essential for succulent X during periods of extreme cold. Placing a layer of mulch or gravel on the soil around the plant can also help keep it warm.
Offsets are an easy and reliable way to propagate succulents, like Echinopsis (Trichocereus) ‘Flying Saucer’. With just a few simple steps, you can get a brand-new plant from an existing one.
Pests and Diseases
Echinopsis (Trichocereus) ‘Flying Saucer’ is not affected too much by common pests and diseases like most of the other succulents.