Polaskia chichipe - Planet Desert
Polaskia chichipe - Planet Desert
Polaskia chichipe - Planet Desert
Polaskia chichipe - Planet Desert
Polaskia chichipe - Planet Desert
Polaskia chichipe - Planet Desert
Polaskia chichipe - Planet Desert
Polaskia chichipe - Planet Desert
Polaskia chichipe - Planet Desert

Polaskia chichipe

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Polaskia chichipe

(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

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KS
07/03/2020
Kathleen S.
United States United States
Beautiful Cactus

This Polaskia plant is gorgeous and extremely healthy and robust. I ordered three different cacti at the same time and all are beautiful specimens....two are in bloom. They came carefully packed in grower’s pots which are nice enough to use for awhile before moving to larger pots. The top of the soil was covered with a generous layer of gravel and each plant had an identification label. The shipping was speedy as well. I am delighted to have these terrific cacti to add to my extensive collection. Thank you, Planet Desert!

TA
09/24/2019
Theresa A.
United States United States
Perfect

Loved it. Plants are beautiful!

SA
09/13/2019
scott a.
United States United States
Nice product

This was a good experience