Groundcover cacti

These plants begin life growing upright and columnar. But soon they become heavy, fall over and root in. They continue to grow from the tip, creeping across the desert ground as the original plant base slowly dies. The spines on this plant are 1-2 inches long and barbed making it the creeping devil. 

Wildlife Facts
Common Name:
Creeping Devil
Scientific Name:
Stenocereus eruca
Mexico, Baja California
  • White
  • Pink
  • Yellow
Fun Facts:
  • This cactus will form large colonies.
  • Flowers are open at night.
Plant Type:
  • Cactus/Succulent
Endangered Status
Endangered Status
  • Extinct in Wild (EW)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Not Evaluated (NE)
Hardiness Zones

The USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map is the standard by which gardeners and growers can determine which plants are most likely to thrive at a location. The map is based on the average annual minimum winter temperature, divided into 10-degree F zones.

USDA Hardiness Zones

9b (25 °F to 30 °F)

10a (30 °F to 35 °F)

10b (35 °F to 40 °F)

11a (40 °F to 45 °F)

11b (45 °F to 50 °F)