(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|
|Frost Tolerance||20° to 30°f|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9b to 11|
|Height||6-12 in. (15-30 Cm)|
|Scientific Name||Machaerocereus eruca|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|