(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: Fouquieria macdougalii is a fast-growing tree, but usually relatively short lived (only few decades).
Exposure: It grows best in full sun to part shade. It needs freely circulating air.
Watering: Water regularly in summer keep almost dry in winter. Plants are watered and allowed to dry thoroughly before watering again. If planted in the landscape however, it will often drop all its leaves when it decides to take a rest. When this happens, cut down on the watering until the leaves start to appear again.
Hardiness: Hardy to -4°C they prefer a dormant, winter rest period.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||Merchent cactus|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||10 b|
|Scientific Name||Fouquieria macdougalii|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|