Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi
Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi

Stenocereus thurberi, the organ pipe cactus, is a species of cactus native to Mexico and the United States. The species is found in rocky desert.
Its English common name is derived from its resemblance to a pipe organ. It is locally known as pitaya dulce, Spanish for "sweet pitaya" or sweet cactus fruit.
This cactus species has several narrow stems that rise vertically, growing from a single short trunk just above the ground level. These stems are about 6 inches (15 cm) thick and grow to a height of 16 feet (4.9 m), however it has been known to reach 23 to 26 feet (7.0 to 7.9 metres).These stems rarely branch but rather grow annually from the tip of the last growth. The mature plant can reach a width of 12 feet (3.7 m). Each stem has 12 to 19 1⁄3 inch (0.85 cm) high ribs that bear dark brown to black spines that turn gray as it matures. It takes 150 years to reach maturity.The older plants produce three-inch (8 cm) funnel-shaped white flowers annually which are open at night and close by the morning and have a purple or pink tint to them. These usually grow during April, May, and June. The organ pipe cactus is usually pollinated by bats. The plant also produces fruit about the size of a tennis ball. Beneath the fruit's spiny exterior is red flesh that has been described as tasting better than watermelon.

 

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

Bloom Season May to june
Botanical Name Stenocereus thurberii
Common Name Organ pipe cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color White/near white
Growth Habit Large shrubs or treelike cactus
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9b 11
Mature Size 420 ft.
Native Area Southwestern arizona
Resistance 4° C for short periods
Sun Exposure Full sun

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Organ Pipe Cactus - Stenocereus thurberi

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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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Stenocereus thurberi, the organ pipe cactus, is a species of cactus native to Mexico and the United States. The species is found in rocky desert.
Its English common name is derived from its resemblance to a pipe organ. It is locally known as pitaya dulce, Spanish for "sweet pitaya" or sweet cactus fruit.
This cactus species has several narrow stems that rise vertically, growing from a single short trunk just above the ground level. These stems are about 6 inches (15 cm) thick and grow to a height of 16 feet (4.9 m), however it has been known to reach 23 to 26 feet (7.0 to 7.9 metres).These stems rarely branch but rather grow annually from the tip of the last growth. The mature plant can reach a width of 12 feet (3.7 m). Each stem has 12 to 19 1⁄3 inch (0.85 cm) high ribs that bear dark brown to black spines that turn gray as it matures. It takes 150 years to reach maturity.The older plants produce three-inch (8 cm) funnel-shaped white flowers annually which are open at night and close by the morning and have a purple or pink tint to them. These usually grow during April, May, and June. The organ pipe cactus is usually pollinated by bats. The plant also produces fruit about the size of a tennis ball. Beneath the fruit's spiny exterior is red flesh that has been described as tasting better than watermelon.

 

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

Bloom Season May to june
Botanical Name Stenocereus thurberii
Common Name Organ pipe cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Color White/near white
Growth Habit Large shrubs or treelike cactus
Growth Rate Fast
Hardiness Zone 9b 11
Mature Size 420 ft.
Native Area Southwestern arizona
Resistance 4° C for short periods
Sun Exposure Full sun

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STENOCEREUS THURBERII Organ Pipe
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