(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch 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).
Also known as Pilosocereus flexibilispinu, is a very nice columnar cactus, the bluish color of the body contrasts with the golden spines. This cacti species can grow up to 20 feet tall.
Recommended temperature zone: USDA: 10-12
Frost tolerance: Will take very little frost before growing tips of the stems are damaged
Minimum avg. temperature: 55°F (12°C)
Sun exposure: Bright shade to full sun
Origin: Northeastern Brazil
Growth habits: Shrubby cactus, up to 20 tall.
Watering needs: Regular water and fertilizer from late spring to early fall. Light watering in winter.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Mid summer|
|Common Name||Old man cactus|
|Flower||White to pale pink|
|Frost Tolerance||-12 C °|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Hardiness Zone||10a - 11|
|Scientific Name||Pilosocereus calcisaxicolus|
|Sun Exposure||Sun to partial shade|