Echinocereus pentalophus, with the common name ladyfinger cactus that has many crowded finger-like stems, is a species of Echinocereus cactus. It is native to North America. Established plants can reach a height of 20 cm and width of 100 cm.
Echinocereus pentalophus belongs to the Pachycereeae Tribe. It is widely cultivated for its flowers, it is among the easiest species to grow, flower and propagate. It is an excellent plant for container growing. Cascading, clustering, great for a hanging display. Stems may possibly become purple and limp in winter but revitalize in early spring. It looks fine in a cold greenhouse and frame or outdoor in a rockery.