Pilosocereus pachycladus
Pilosocereus pachycladus
Pilosocereus pachycladus
Pilosocereus pachycladus

This tall and spikey cactus is a fun addition to your collection. When you order this cactus, you will receive one that looks similar to these pictures and it will come in a 3.5” pot to protect it from root damage.

It is one of the most spectacular columnar tree-like cereuses and can grow one to 10 (or more) m tall. It ramifies at the base or develops a distinct trunk with dozens of erected glaucous (bluish-silver) branches. Its elegant shape makes it look like a miniature blue Saguaro. This is one of the bluest columnar cacti.

Pseudocephalium: As Pilosocereus cacti age, they produce what is called a 'pseudocephalium', but in Pilosocereus pachycladus, the fertile portion is often slightly differentiated from normal vegetative parts. The floriferous areole is usually located on one or more ribs near the apical part of the branches and produces thick, soft tufts of orange/white hair. This area of the cactus is where the flowers bloom.

Blooming season (Europe): The flowers open at night in summer and continue the day after, in its habitat, it flowers in October and fruits in January. Flowers are seen only in the large, mature specimen at least 1 m tall.

Add this beautiful cactus to your collection today and shop Planet Desert for more great cacti and succulents.

 

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

Blooming Season Mid summer
Common Name Blue columnar cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower White/near white
Frost Tolerance -5° C
Growth Rate Slow growth
Hardiness Zone 9b to 11b
Height Up to 33 feet
Origin Brazil
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Pilosocereus pachycladus
Shape Columnar
Sun Exposure Full sun to partial shade

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06/13/2022
Aaron
United States United States

Good color

Very blue

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06/13/2022
Aaron
United States United States

Very blue

Arrived healthy and blue

MK
04/29/2022
mark k.
United States United States

Nice

The cactus arrived in great shape and that s because of the good packing, it’s a nice cactus and it has that blue tint to it and the shipping was decent.

RD
09/04/2021
Robin D.
United States United States

Great Packaging from Planet Desert

Thought it would be a little bigger, it did have a little spot on it, that kinda dying. I was getting worried, but it's starting to get better.

TS
07/10/2020
Tony S.
United States United States

"Blue" cactus arrived very green

It was not blue at all

Pilosocereus pachycladus

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Depending on the species and season, 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.

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