Pachycereus Marginatus goes by the common name ‘Mexican Fence Post Cactus.’ The columnar trunk plant shows up to 12 feet in height with five to seven ribs. It belongs to the Cactaceae family and requires full sun exposure for its neat appearance. The winter-dormant Mexican fencepost from Central Mexico has rough and erect stems.
Pachycereus marginatus has a dramatically slow growth rate but is highly tolerant to heat and cold.
Mexican fence post cactus bears pinkish-red flowers during the blooming season, which is spring.
Watering and Feeding
This cactus needs a desert-like condition. Avoid overwatering and ensure that the soil is entirely dried out between two waterings.
Pachycereus marginatus grows with ease amongst rocks soaking all its essential nutrients from the rocky layers. You need a typical cactus potting mix that is well-drained.
The hardiness zone of these cacti is 10, with a frost tolerance of up to −3.9° C (25° F).
This variety of Pachycereus demands full sun, especially during spring and summer. The plant can tolerate parched conditions. When placed indoors, expose it to natural light.
The Mexican fence post cactus can be easily propagated via seeds or stem cuttings.
Mexican fence post cactus has a strong dominating personality with an indomitable presence. It is sure to add lots of character and feel to your cactus garden!
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Common Name||(Mexican fence post cactus|
|Frost Tolerance||−3.9 °c|
|Growth Rate||Slow growth|
|Scientific Name||Pachycereus marginatus Mexican Fence Post Specimen|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|
More impressive than I had imagined.
Thanks Planet Desert
So mine came a little bent over, not straight like the picture, but it also has a baby pup..and it was healthy, hopefully I planted it ok, since it came barefoot. I ordered another one in the spring, wow is it growing. One of my favorites..
Not as described
Description says that one will receive a cactus similar to photo, not at all, I’m very disappointed
Love this robust plant!!
Beautiful healthy cactus it’s my favorite I’ve gotten so far definitely recommend it!