(This plant comes in a 3.5 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).
This remarkable species is endemic to a small area in southwestern Puebla state where it forms spectacular groves of huge, umbrella shaped spiny trees reminiscent of the Didiereaceae forests of Madagascar.
The trunk of F. ochoterenae is one of the most beautiful in the genus. In the wet season, the trunk is usually green with snazzy gray stripes. In the dry season, the green tends to turn orange, as in this photo. The trunk is often home to species of the bromeliad Tillandsia.
The flowers of F. ochoterenae are very distinctive, each having a short, deep red corolla surmounted by a shaving brush of stamens.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz