(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
I really like this little cactus. It came well packed (of course!) and has been doing good for the two weeks that I’ve had it, except for one thing. Due to the fact that I was out of pots when it arrived, I planted it in a container with no drainage holes, which led to some very small water damaged areas on it. It has since been repotted in a pot with proper drainage and had a minor surgery to remove the bad areas and is doing great. Just as healthy as the day I got it. I would recommend as long as overwatering and drainage issues aren’t in the equation.