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Cleistocactus hyalacanthus

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Features

  • BloomsJuly
  • Growth HabitClump
  • Flower ColourRed

Description

Cleistocactus hyalacanthus. This is an upright species of cactus which will produce grey-green stems that are covered in hairy yellow-grey spines. The flowers are pale red blooms borne in the summer.

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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