Cephalocereus senilis - Planet Desert
Cephalocereus senilis - Planet Desert
Cephalocereus senilis - Planet Desert
Cephalocereus senilis - Planet Desert
Cephalocereus senilis - Planet Desert
Cephalocereus senilis - Planet Desert
Cephalocereus senilis - Planet Desert
Cephalocereus senilis - Planet Desert
Cephalocereus senilis - Planet Desert

Cephalocereus senilis

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Cephalocereus senilis

(This plant comes in a 2.5 inch pot. All of our plants are grown under the same conditions, although not all the plants are the same. You will receive a similar plant in size and shape to the ones in the pictures. Our plants are hand-picked and carefully selected to bring you the best quality possible. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note at the checkout . (The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Cephalocereus senilis

is a columnar and erect cactus 6 to 10 or even 15 meters high, simple or branching only basally. The flowering areoles develop an abundance of wool which confluently forms a dense mass called a pseudocephalium at the top or on one side near the top. The flowers are nocturnal red, yellow, or white, though the plant may not flower until 10–20 years old. The fruit usually are obovoid. The most striking feature is the shaggy coat of long, white silky hairs suggestive of unkempt hair on an old man and hence the name old man cactus, and similar names. The coat is a particularly striking silvery white on the young cactus; as the plant ages the stem begins to lose its covering. The hairs are modified spines and they make many a plant appear almost snow-white; they serve to protect the plant from frost and sun. However, the hairs are only the radial spines of the cactus; they conceal formidable sharp yellow central spines that belie the inoffensive appearance of the hairy covering.

 

Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

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FM
11/03/2019
Francisco M.
United States United States
Viejito cacti/ old man cactus

Always a great experience when buying from planet desert always meets my expectations,, my cephalocereus senilis arrived looking sharp , I have a 4 year old viejito and was having a hard time finding another one just like it, they are a great addition to your collection

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CC
05/17/2021
Cari C.
United States United States
Cutest little guy

I love my cactus. He's utterly adorable and in very good health.

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JH
02/02/2021
Jeff H.
United States United States
Loved it!

Completed my old man and lady cactus collection with it.

FD
01/12/2021
Fyona D.
United States United States
Cute

In love with my new cactus! It is taller than I expected.

AR
10/27/2020
angela r.
United States United States
My new favorite cactus!

Immediately fell in love with this one as soon as I unwrapped it!!!! So much fun and a totally conversation piece

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