Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca
Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca
Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca
Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca
Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca
Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca
Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca
Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca
Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca
Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca
Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca
Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca

Machaerocereus eruca

(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).

Machaerocereus eruca is of the strangest of all cacti with odd wildly spined form. Its also known as the creeping devil, or caterpillar cactus. The stems slightly raise at the tips and create a crawling pattern up the stem. The long whitish recurved spines are likened to huge caterpillars. Its best habitat is sandy plains or coastal sand dunes.

Origin: Baja California
Growth patterns; Stems grow 1-3 meters in length/ 4-8 cm diameter
Watering needs: Moderate/ drought tolerant
Sun exposure: Full sun to light shade


Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz

Blooming Season Mid summer-early fall
Common Name Creeping devil cactus
Dormancy -
Family Cactaceae
Flower Pale pink
Frost Tolerance 20° to 30°f
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11
Height 6-12 in. (15-30 Cm)
Origin Baja caifornia
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca
Shape Columnar
Sun Exposure Full sun
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HA
01/11/2022
Harriet A.
United States United States

Looks good

The web site is easy to use. The plant arrived quickly and in good order. It's growing outside and don't see any issues.

VH
09/20/2021
Victoria H.
United States United States

Bigger than expected

Absolutely beautiful plant. Perfect condition.

Planet Desert Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca Review
TD
09/10/2021
Tom D.
United States United States

Nice Cactus

I already had one of these, but wanted another for my backyard. This is one of the most unusual cactus I have encountered. It creeps along the ground as it grows. Plant was healthy and as always speedy service.

Stenocereus machaerocereus eruca

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