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Pachycereus Genus

 

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General Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • WaterSemi-moist

Description

Pachycereus genus. They are slow-growing columnar, perennial cacti. The flowers are funnel-shaped, and are unlikely to appear in cultivation as they are produced only on plants over 3m high. They will need full sun and well drained soil.

Characteristics

Perennials, Cactus

Origin

USA & Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers.

Cultivation

You will need to plant in full sun with a light gritty very free-draining soil. You can propagate from seeds.

Propagation

Seed in spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to scale insects and mealy bugs.

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