Echinopsis subdenudata

Easter Lily Cactus

Echinopsis subdenudata


The Easter Lily Cactus is a night bloomer. Flowers open in the late evening and start to wither on next day. They can appear again and again from late spring throughout summer.


Echinopsis subdenudata does best in full or partial sun. During summer it can be placed outside in partial shade to full sun. There it has to be slowly accustomed to the sunlight, which is no longer filtered through a window. In very hot regions it should be protected from the midday sun during the midsummer days.

Echinopsis subdenudata


Regular mixes for cacti and succulents can be used or a mixture of regular potting soil, bird sand and pumice (2:1:1).


During growing season allow the soil only to nearly dry between the waterings. During winter keep it dry if the Easter Lily Cactus is placed cool at 1 to 5 °C (34 to 41 °F) and also nearly dry at 5 to 15 °C (41 to 59 °F). If Echinopsis subdenudata spends the summer in the garden, the pot should not stand in a saucer or overpot so that the rainwater can run off.


Every 4th to 8th week if Echinopsis subdenudata is in active growth. Feed with cacti liquid fertilizer or a standard liquid fertilizer at half strength. A new bought or recently repotted plant don’t need to be fed for the first year.

Echinopsis subdenudata


The Easter Lily Cactus does best with a cool winter rest period at 3 to 10 °C (37 to 50 °F) but also can be placed at 10 to 15 (50 to 59 °F). Minimum temperature is 1 °C (34 °F).


Seeds or pups.


Scientific name

Echinopsis subdenudata

Common name(s)

Easter Lily Cactus, Night Blooming Hedge Hogs




Bolivia and probably Paraguay


Flower tube can reach 20 to 30 cm (8″ to 12″) in length