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Pachycereus pringlei

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Features

  • Height10m to 16m
  • Spread2m to 3.2m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourWhite
  • Leaf ColourBluish green

Description

Pachycereus pringlei. A tree-like tall cactus with dark blue-green stems. In summer bears nocturnal, bell-shaped white flowers to 8cm. Native to North west Mexico. Frost tender.

Characteristics

Perennial, Cactus

Origin

N.W Mexico

Interest and use

Grown for its flowers.

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Needs

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

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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