Lophocereus schottii var.monstros cactus plant

SKU: MYBG-CACT-POPH-SCHO

Pot size: 4"
Price:
Sale priceRs.1,010.00

Delivery time: 3-4 working days

Pink

Flower Color

Non Fragrant

Fragrance

Summer

Flowering Season

Large

Size

Low

Maintenance

Pachycereus

Genus

Yes

With Pots

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Twice A Week

Water Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor

Use

Product Description

Lophocereus schottii var.monstros, is an odd, spineless cactus with knobby, dark green columnar stems with a waxy coating.

Totem Pole Cactus

Family

Cactacaea

Native

South Texas

Description

Pachycereus schottii f. monstrosus is a spineless is a slow growing cactusThis trunkless cactus grows in tall columns which tend to branch out like a candelabra. The waxy stems can grow to be 15′ feet high. Each stem has between 5 and 9 ribs which are spaced widely. At the tip of each tall, mature stem, you will find approximately 20 long, gray bristles. Younger stems have 5 shorter, cone-shaped spines.

The occasional blooms are pink and open during the night They do not set seed but may produce edible red fruits.

Environment

Schottii monstrosus Cactus can tolerate a great deal of direct sun and high temperatures. It cannot tolerate long periods of cold weather. It can survive short spells of below-zero temperatures.

Totem pole cactus likes a porous, rich, sandy well draining soil. Every couple of years, in the springtime, repot with new soil. Be sure to use a container that provides ample drainage.

When growing as a potted plant, allow the potting mix to dry completely between waterings. Water from beneath using rainwater, filtered water, or bottled water.

In mid-spring, feed with a diluted all-purpose fertilizer or one formulated for cactus and succulents.

Landscape Uses

Usually these are outdoor plant, well suited to desert gardening and xeriscaping.

The easiest to keep alive - Cactus thrive on neglect! Coming from desert climates cactus love sun! However beware of the Indian afternoon sun! Keeping them in extreme heat, especially behind a glass which magnifies the heat can cause the cactus to burn. If you notice the cactus turning brown or yellow on the side facing the sun, try giving it a cooler place to thrive in!

For watering cacti, the golden rule is to make sure the soil is completely dry before watering! This will stop the roots from rotting. It is advised to always use a pot with a drainage hole so that excess water can get drained out. If kept in a sunny area, you will need to water it once every week. If it is in a semi shaded or filtered light area, you might need to water it once in 2 weeks.

Cacti like soil that is well aerated and fast draining. You can fertilise the cactus in the summer months when it is in its growing season. During the winters it is best to cut back on any fertiliser and let the plant rest.

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