2 inch Oreocereus trollii
2 inch Oreocereus trollii
2 inch Oreocereus trollii
2 inch Oreocereus trollii

Oreocereus Trollii Old Man Of The Mountain

(This plant comes in a 2 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.)

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.

Growth Rate

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
Common Name Borzicactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Pink to violet red
Frost Tolerance -12 C
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 7a
Height 3 feet
Origin Argentina
Pot Size 2 inch
Scientific Name 2 inch Oreocereus trollii
Shape Shrubby columnar
Sun Exposure Full sun

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