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Creeping Devil

Creeping Devil

Common Name:
Creeping Devil
Mexico, Baja California
  • White
  • Pink
  • Yellow
Plant Type:
  • Cactus/Succulent

What cactus begins life growing upright and columnar but soon becomes heavy, falls over and roots in? Learn more about Creeping Devil.

Stenocereus eruca

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)

Endangered Status
  • Extinct in Wild (EW)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Not Evaluated (NE)

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. 

Fun Facts:
  • This cactus will form large colonies.
  • Flowers are open at night.
Creeping Devil