Espostoa melanostele
Espostoa melanostele
Espostoa melanostele
Espostoa melanostele
Espostoa melanostele
Espostoa melanostele
Espostoa melanostele
Espostoa melanostele

Espostoa melanostele

(This plant comes in a 3.5-inch pot. All 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.)

Espostoa melanostele is an attractive tall, greyish-green columnar cactus with much apical spination and pubescence, the hoary hairiness providing them a sturdy and more or less clean-cut appearance. It is similar to Espostoa lanata, but has rows of yellow needle-like spines; densely covered with white hair, the density increasing with age.

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

Blooming Season Late spring/early summer
Common Name Peruvian old lady cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower White/near white
Frost Tolerance −6.7°c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 4-6 ft.
Origin Peru
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Espostoa melanostele
Shape Cylinderical
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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PB
01/13/2021
Philip B.
United States United States

Beautiful specimen

Cacti arrived exceptionally well packaged with no damage to it or others I ordered. Beautiful specimen that has found a home in my growing cacti collection.

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08/09/2020
Maddie M.

I absolutely love it! Shipping was super f...

I absolutely love it! Shipping was super fast and it was packed so well. I buy a lot of plants online and this was one of the best experiences I've had so far. I will definitely be buying from this shop again!

TB
06/21/2020
Tracy B.

All 3 cacti I ordered were cleverly packed...

All 3 cacti I ordered were cleverly packed into their own pots with soil and topping, plus ID label. As you can see, dirt didn't get everywhere. I fluffed up this cacti's compressed hair and now she is in her puffy glory

GB
06/07/2020
Gimicky B.

Arrived in great condition. Thanks!

Arrived in great condition. Thanks!

FW
03/10/2020
Fiona W.

arrived in perfect condition - couldn't be...

arrived in perfect condition - couldn't be happier

Espostoa melanostele

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If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

*PLEASE NOTE- If you are ordering both CACTI/SUCCULENTS and HOUSEPLANTS, you will need to purchase BOTH heat packs above to your cart.

**FREE HEAT PACK WITH ORDERS OVER $50 before taxes and shipping- BY REQUEST ONLY, PLEASE MAKE A NOTE ON YOUR ORDER.

($50 Promo not valid for Houseplant heat packs)

To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, 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.

We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Care instructions are included in every package you order. Please allow us up to 3 business days to process your order. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you wish to receive your order on a specific date, or have special instructions, please add a note on your order. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

*Does not apply to Houseplants catalog


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