Espostoa churinensis
Espostoa churinensis
Espostoa churinensis
Espostoa churinensis
Espostoa churinensis
Espostoa churinensis
Espostoa churinensis
Espostoa churinensis
Espostoa churinensis
Espostoa churinensis
Espostoa churinensis

Espostoa churinensis

(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).

Cultivation and propagation: It is a summer-growing and easy cactus to grow. It makes great potted specimens.

Growth rate: Espostoa produces noticeable amounts of growth each year if kept well fed and watered throughout the warmest months, particularly if it has been acclimatized to accept full sun.

Soils: It likes very porous standard cactus mix soil with little organic matter (peat, humus).

Repotting: Repotting every 2-3 years. Needs lots and lots of space to grow, use large container filled with very porous compost. Use pot with good drainage.

Watering: Water the plants well and allow them to dry before watering again.

Sun exposure: Outside full sun, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun. During winter months, put them in a cool luminous place and encourage them to enter winter dormancy by withholding water over the winter as they will etiolate, or become thin, due to lower levels of light.

Hardiness: It is easy to grow and cold hardy as low as -12°C (or less).


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Blooming Season Late spring/early summer
Common Name Peruvian old man cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower White to purple
Frost Tolerance -12°c (Or less)
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 4-8 ft.
Origin Northern peru
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Espostoa churinensis
Shape Tree shaped
Sun Exposure Full sun to light shade
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A Planet Desert Customer
Elliott B.
United States United States

Nice plants

Received in excellent condition.

George M.
United States United States

Very Nice

My E. melanostele arrived in great shape. A little bigger than I expected.

Espostoa churinensis

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Colder regions warning: If you 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. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. 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. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.

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