(This plant comes in a 3.5 inch pot. 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 . The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
This cactus is shrubby and columnar, with golden-spine stems. It has woolly hairs that grow on the side of the branches, which become flowers and fruits. When it blooms during the early summer, it develops yellowish whitish flowers that get up to 8 cm long and 5-3 cm in diameter.
Recommended temperature zone: USDA: 9b-11
Minimum avg. temperature: 55°F (12°C)
Sun exposure: Full sun
Growth habits: Shrubby columnar cactus, up to 7" tall (2 m), pale green stems up to 4" in diameter (10 cm); about 27 ribs; yellowish white areoles; 25 spines, 0.2 to 0.6 inch long (5-15 mm)
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz
|Blooming Season||Early summer|
|Common Name||Red foxtail cactus|
|Frost Tolerance||-3.9 °c|
|Growth Rate||Fast growth|
|Hardiness Zone||9 to 11|
|Scientific Name||Vatricania guentheri|
|Sun Exposure||Full sun to partial shade|