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Lemaireocereus thurberi

Organ pipe cactus

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height0.6m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Leaf ColourDark green

Description

Lemaireocereus thurberi (Organ pipe cactus). A massive shrub branching near base. Has numerous upright stems which are ribbed and hairy almost black or brown. Produces funnel-shaped pale pinkish flowers at night. Native to South-west USA and North-west Mexico.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

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Needs

  • LightPart shade
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained
  • WaterSemi-moist

Propagation

Seed or stem cuttings in spring or summer.

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