(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
This is a very nice grey-blue columnar tree-like cactus with many curved branches, up to 5 m tall.
Flowers: Small yellowish-green. Anthesis diurnal as well as partly nocturnal.
Economical uses: Polaskia chichipe is cultivated in central Mexico for its edible red fruits (chichituna) and branches used as fuel wood. Cultivated plants have larger and sweeter fruits, a longer period of fruit production, and are self-compatible.
Minimum avg. temperature: 55°F (12°C)
Origin: Mexico (Puebla: Tehuacan, reaches into the state of Oaxaca)
Growth habits: Tree-like cactus, up to 15' tall (5 m), much branched; 9-12 acute wavy ribs; areoles 0.4 to 0.6" apart (1-1.5 cm); 1 central spine; 6-8 grayish radials
Blooming habits: Night flowers, creamy to yellowish green, 1 to 1.6" in diameter (2.5-4 cm). The edible red globose fruit can be found in the local markets in July as 'chichituna'.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz