Neoporteria nidus senilis
Neoporteria nidus senilis
Neoporteria nidus senilis
Neoporteria nidus senilis
Neoporteria nidus senilis
Neoporteria nidus senilis
Neoporteria nidus senilis
Neoporteria nidus senilis
Neoporteria nidus senilis
Neoporteria nidus senilis

Neoporteria nidus senilis

(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).  

Endemic to Chile, Neoporteria nidus f. senilis (Eriosyce senilis) typically has thin twisted white spines and flowers with few bristles and wool. But the spines are quite variable both in shape and color, and specimens are different one from each other. Solitary cactus with dens covering of bristly spines, it hybridize easily in habitat and in cultivation too with other species of the genus Eriosyce.
Flowers: 1-5 (or more) cm long and in diameter, borne at plant apex on young areoles, tubular to narrow funnel-form, showing various shades of purple-pink with clearer throat in the spring, 2,5-5 cm, 1-3 cm wide; Floral tube with tufts of white wool.  



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Blooming Season Early summer for a week
Common Name Eriosyce senilis
Dormancy Summer
Family Cactaceae
Flower Orange
Frost Tolerance -4°c
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9 to 10
Height 6-18 cm
Origin Bolivia
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Neoporteria Nidus Senilis
Shape Globose
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Susan S.
United States United States

small, but healthy

I haven't transplanted it yet. Only watered it once so far.

Jeffrey J.
United States United States

Very happy

All of the cacti purchased have been just as described. All healthy and ready to grow and bloom for me. I will continue to shop and purchase from Planet Desert.

United States United States

Curly Spines that Grow in Every Direction

Neoporteria nidus senilis is fun to look at with its curly, flexible spines that grow in every direction, and won't poke your fingers.

Grace R.
United States United States

Great Cactus

It was fine and has transplanted well. It's blooming to!

Diane L.
United States United States

Beautiful cactus

Excellent overall experience. Customer service promptly answered a question, the shipping was incredibly fast, and the packaging very nicely done. Above all, the cactus is beautiful and healthy. I will be a repeat customer, for sure.

Neoporteria nidus senilis

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