Oreocereus trollii old man of the mountain
Oreocereus trollii old man of the mountain
Oreocereus trollii old man of the mountain
Oreocereus trollii old man of the mountain
Oreocereus trollii old man of the mountain
Oreocereus trollii old man of the mountain
Oreocereus trollii old man of the mountain
Oreocereus trollii old man of the mountain
Oreocereus trollii old man of the mountain
Oreocereus trollii old man of the mountain
Oreocereus trollii old man of the mountain

Oreocereus Trollii Old Man Of The Mountain

(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. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Oreocereus Trollii, belonging to the Cactaceae family, is commonly known as ‘Borzicactus’ or the ‘Old Man of the Mountain’. The slow-growing succulent has its origin in Argentina and is a native of high altitudes on arid mountains. This shrubby columnar cactus is enveloped by fine white hair that protects it naturally from the night frost and the sun in the morning. To multiply and grow up to a height of 3 feet, the winter-dormant Brozicactus requires full sun exposure.

Growth Rate

Oreocereus trollii cacti are characterized by a slow growth rate.

Flowering

The flowers of this cactus bloom in pink or violet-red colors during late spring or early summer.

Watering and Feeding

Brozicactus can easily die if overwatered. Hence, it should never be made to sit in water. Between two waterings, ensure the soil is fully dried out.

Soil

Oreocereus trollii grows happily in a typical succulent well-drained soil mix.

Hardiness

The hardiness zone for this short plant is 7a. These cacti have a frost tolerance of -12° C (10.4° F). Thus in colder regions, it is ideal for planting them indoors.

Light

The Old man of the mountain plant loves full sun exposure. It is best to plant it in an area where it receives good sunlight.

Propagation

The best way to propagate this cactus is through seeds.

Oreocereus Trollii ‘Borzicactus’ grows up beautifully when given proper care. This small plant with white hair will make a unique addition to your succulent collection.

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

Blooming Season Late spring or early summer
Common Name Borzicactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Pink to violet red
Frost Tolerance -12 C
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 7a
Height 3 feet
Origin Argentina
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Oreocereus trollii old man of the mountain
Shape Shrubby columnar
Sun Exposure Full sun
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LM
09/27/2021
Linda M.
United States United States

Nice Harry Cactus

Little Harry arrived safe and Undamaged. I look forward to adding him to my “White” collection. I have purchased several cacti from this shop and all but one has bren healthy.

A
08/21/2021
Anna
United States United States

My favorite cactus

I love this hairy cactus! I overwatered my last one and it did rot! I am going to be very careful with this beauty. The way the plant was shipped was great! All my plants came in great condition.

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MR
05/14/2021
Miriam R.
United States United States

The Old Man.

The old man what can I say came in and is resting fine in a southern facing window. Where he can live out his days enjoying full care. He doesn't say much but has my full attention.

09/18/2020
Anonymous
United States United States

Replaces a 15" plant crushed by falling tree in Iowa Hurricane

Excellent!

MG
07/10/2020
Mario G.
United States United States

Not satisfied

I’ve purchased a cactus with you guys before and it was amazing. this one not so much, I did not know I was getting such a tiny cactus for the price and shipping I paid for.

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Colder regions warning: If you are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. We are now offering 72-hour heat packs by request. If your order is $50.00 or more, you will get a heat pack free of charge. To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship. Care instructions are included in every package you order. We ship via USPS Priority Mail, and we calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Depending on your location, we will ship the plants on a certain day to avoid transit time during weekends or holidays. If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact us at any time.