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Cleistocactus baumannii

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Features

  • Height0.5m to 2m
  • Growth HabitCactus-like
  • Flower ColourOrange-red

Description

Cleistocactus baumannii. This species is upright or arching and will grow about 2m, The flowers are orange or red blooms.

Characteristics

Perennial, Evergreen, Cactus

Origin

S. America

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Needs

  • LightFull sun
  • HardinessFrost tender (min 5°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Poor quality, Humus-rich
  • WaterSemi-moist

Cultivation

This is a frost tender, min 5C plant, and will need full sun and well drained soil.

Propagation

You can propagate by seeds or stem cuttings in the spring or summer.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Mealy bug and root rot may be problematic.

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