Oreocereus Trollii, belonging to the Cactaceae family, is commonly known as ‘Borzicactus’ or the ‘Old Man of the Mountain’. The slow-growing succulent has its origin in Argentina and is a native of high altitudes on arid mountains. This shrubby columnar cactus is enveloped by fine white hair that protects it naturally from the night frost and the sun in the morning. To multiply and grow up to a height of 3 feet, the winter-dormant Brozicactus requires full sun exposure.
Oreocereus trollii cacti are characterized by a slow growth rate.
The flowers of this cactus bloom in pink or violet-red colors during late spring or early summer.
Watering and Feeding
Brozicactus can easily die if overwatered. Hence, it should never be made to sit in water. Between two waterings, ensure the soil is fully dried out.
Oreocereus trollii grows happily in a typical succulent well-drained soil mix.
The hardiness zone for this short plant is 7a. These cacti have a frost tolerance of -12° C (10.4° F). Thus in colder regions, it is ideal for planting them indoors.
The Old man of the mountain plant loves full sun exposure. It is best to plant it in an area where it receives good sunlight.
The best way to propagate this cactus is through seeds.
Oreocereus Trollii ‘Borzicactus’ grows up beautifully when given proper care. This small plant with white hair will make a unique addition to your succulent collection.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late spring or early summer|
|Flower||Pink to violet red|
|Frost Tolerance||-12 C|
|Pot Size||2 inch|
|Scientific Name||2 inch Oreocereus trollii|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
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