(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).
Polaskia chende is a tree-like cactus that can grow up to 21' tall (7 m), yellowish-green stems 3" in diameter (7 cm); 7-9 ribs, areoles almost confluent in young stems, 0.8 in apart (2 cm) in older stems; no central spine; 5 radials (3-6), up to 0.6 in long (1.5 cm)
Minimum avg. temperature: 55°F (12°C)
Origin: Mexico (Puebla, Oaxaca)
Blooming habits: Reddish white slightly scented flowers, opening in the morning, in the spring. The red fruits are up to 2 inches in diameter (5 cm). They are covered with short bristles.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Late spring/early summer|
|Common Name||Copiapoa de carrizal|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9 to 11|
|Scientific Name||Polsaskia chende|
|Shape||Green columnar cactus|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun|