Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe
Polaskia chichipe

Polaskia chichipe has the common name ‘Chichipe.’ Mexico-originated succulent has a slow growth rate, with its height reaching up to 16.5 feet. It thrives into a columnar tree-like shape. The plant belongs to the Cactaceae family. For its attractive length, the plant needs full sun exposure. The winter-dormant Chichipe’s natural habitat is in the wild. These cacti have multi-curved branches, usually forming crests.

Growth Rate

Polaskia chichipe has a slow growth rate.

Flowering

Chichipe bears white/pink/purple flowers during the blooming season, which is usually early summer.

Watering and Feeding

Polaskia chichipe requires enough water but avoids water-logging. During the hot season, the cactus should be watered frequently. Use fertilizers during summer. From September onwards, the plant should not be fed as it can result in thick growth which could be fatal during winters.

Soil

Chichipe needs good drainage. Hence, ensure that the soil consists of mineral compost. However, avoid keeping the soil dry for too long.

Hardiness

The hardiness zone for Chichipe is 9A to 6.7. The plant is not frost-tolerant and has a frost tolerance of 10° C (50° F).

Light

This cactus grows well in full sun. During summers, it should be kept outdoors.

Propagation

In most cases, Chichipe propagates well through stem cuttings or grafting.

Chichipe is highly-prized for its beautiful sculpted shape, making it a rare collection. The red fruit is edible, sweet to taste, and when the branches are too thickly-grown, it can be used as fuelwood.

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

Bloom Season Early summer
Botanical Name Polaskia chichipe
Common Name Chichituna
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color White/pink/purple
Growth Habit Tree like/collunar
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9a 6.7
Mature Size 16.5 feet
Native Area Mexico
Resistance 10° c
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Polaskia chichipe

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Please note: Our large plants are many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive 100% healthy and looking great.

Please note: Our large plants are shipped bare root. They are also many years old, and as a result, they might have minor scaring but will arrive healthy and looking great.

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Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is 6" and larger WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

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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Polaskia chichipe has the common name ‘Chichipe.’ Mexico-originated succulent has a slow growth rate, with its height reaching up to 16.5 feet. It thrives into a columnar tree-like shape. The plant belongs to the Cactaceae family. For its attractive length, the plant needs full sun exposure. The winter-dormant Chichipe’s natural habitat is in the wild. These cacti have multi-curved branches, usually forming crests.

Growth Rate

Polaskia chichipe has a slow growth rate.

Flowering

Chichipe bears white/pink/purple flowers during the blooming season, which is usually early summer.

Watering and Feeding

Polaskia chichipe requires enough water but avoids water-logging. During the hot season, the cactus should be watered frequently. Use fertilizers during summer. From September onwards, the plant should not be fed as it can result in thick growth which could be fatal during winters.

Soil

Chichipe needs good drainage. Hence, ensure that the soil consists of mineral compost. However, avoid keeping the soil dry for too long.

Hardiness

The hardiness zone for Chichipe is 9A to 6.7. The plant is not frost-tolerant and has a frost tolerance of 10° C (50° F).

Light

This cactus grows well in full sun. During summers, it should be kept outdoors.

Propagation

In most cases, Chichipe propagates well through stem cuttings or grafting.

Chichipe is highly-prized for its beautiful sculpted shape, making it a rare collection. The red fruit is edible, sweet to taste, and when the branches are too thickly-grown, it can be used as fuelwood.

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

Bloom Season Early summer
Botanical Name Polaskia chichipe
Common Name Chichituna
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color White/pink/purple
Growth Habit Tree like/collunar
Growth Rate Slow
Hardiness Zone 9a 6.7
Mature Size 16.5 feet
Native Area Mexico
Resistance 10° c
Sun Exposure Full sun

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