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Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum

Native comb

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Features

  • Height5m to 8.5m
  • Spread2m to 3m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourDark blue green

Description

Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum (Native comb). An erect, tree-like cactus with branched, dark bluish green, ribbed stems bearing stiff, brown spines. In summer, funnel-shaped greenish-white flowers appear. Native to Western Mexico.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Origin

W. Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers.

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Light, Gritty
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

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

Propagation

Propagate from seeds.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Prone to scale insects and mealy bugs.

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