Polaskia Chichipe

Product Description
$ 6.75

Polaskia Chichipe


(This plant comes in a 2 3/4" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one on 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).
 
This is a very nice grey-blue columnar tree-like cactus with many curved branches, up to 5 m tall

Stems: Powdery grey and green with  wavy ribs; 
Areoles:  1 to 1.5 cm apart;
Spines: Greyish up to 5cm but usually shorter; 1 central spine; 6-8 radials.
Flowers: Small yellowish-green. Anthesis diurnal as well as partly nocturnal. 
Fruit:  2-3 cm edible.
Economical uses: Polaskia chichipe is cultivated in central Mexico for its edible red fruits (chichituna) and branches used as fuel wood. Cultivated plants have larger and sweeter fruits, a longer period of fruit production, and are self-compatible. 
 

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55°F (12°C)
Sun Exposure:
Origin: Mexico (Puebla: Tehuacan, reaches into the state of Oaxaca)
Growth Habits: Tree-like cactus, up to 15 feet tall (5 m), much branched; 9-12 acute wavy ribs; areoles 0.4 to 0.6 inches apart (1-1.5 cm); 1 central spine; 6-8 grayish radials

Blooming Habits:

Night flowers, creamy to yellowish green, 1 to 1.6 inches in diameter (2.5-4 cm). The edible red globose fruit can be found in the local markets in July as 'chichituna'

 

 

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.

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Colder Regions Warning: We are now offering 72-hour heat packs for an additional $3.00 If your order is $50.00 or more, and if we think that it is necessary, 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: Care instructions are included in every package you order.

Shipping Details and Customer Service Policy: We ship via USPS Priority Mail. We calculate the shipping cost based on the weight and volume of your purchase. Please allow a maximum time of 72 hours for processing prior to shipment. 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 the email address below:

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