Operculicarya pachypus
Operculicarya pachypus
Operculicarya pachypus
Operculicarya pachypus
Operculicarya pachypus
Operculicarya pachypus
Operculicarya pachypus
Operculicarya pachypus
Operculicarya pachypus
Operculicarya pachypus

Operculicarya pachypus

(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).

Operculicarya pachypus

Cultivation and Propagation: Operculicarya pachypus is fairly easy to grow both indoors, as well as outdoors.

Growth rate: It is a fairly slow growing plant, but in 10 years it can easily outgrow its indoor location, requiring a 'pruning'.

Waterings: It needs regular water when the plant has leaves since it is a tree, contrary to popular belief, it likes a lot of water in the warm summers, as long as it's planted in a very well-draining soil. Indoors it is best to keep on the dry side, or it is prone to rot. During the winter they may go dormant, so water less during this period.
Exposures: It like full sun to light shade with warm temperatures.
Temperatures: Temperature from spring to autumn: nocturnal 15°C or more and diurnal 25-45°C. Wintering: nocturnal 10°C or more and diurnal 18°C or more.
Cultural Practices: Operculicaryas need a dry/cool season in order to bloom.


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

Blooming Season Summer
Common Name Cat tail
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Pink
Frost Tolerance 10 c
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 11b
Height 18 cm
Origin Madagascar
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Operculicarya pachypus
Shape Rosette-forming
Sun Exposure Full sun
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Operculicarya pachypus

Excellent quality. Plant is thriving

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Love my pachypus! Very well packaged! Thanks

Katie R.

Shipping was fast and Packaging was great!...

Shipping was fast and Packaging was great! My little tree looks so cute I can't wait to see it grow!

Operculicarya pachypus

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