Pachycereus Pringlei Cactus Plant


Pot Size: 5"
Sale priceRs.320.00

Delivery time: 3-4 working days




Flower Color

Non Fragrant



Flowering Season





Once a Week

Water Requirement


With Pots

Outdoor Shade,Outdoor Sun

Sunlight Requirement

Low Maintenance,Outdoor,Window Ledge


Product Description

The Cardón Gigante, Pachyrereus pringlei, is one of a well-known group of spectacular columnar cacti.

Mexican giant cardon






Pachycereus Pringlei is the tallest living cactus in the world, with a maximum recorded height of 19.2 m (63 ft ), with a stout trunk up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in diameter bearing several erect branches. In overall appearance, it resembles the related saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea), but differs in being more heavily branched and having branching nearer the base of the stem, fewer ribs on the stems, blossoms located lower along the stem, differences in areoles and spination, and spinier fruit.

Its flowers are white, large, nocturnal, and appear along the ribs as opposed to only apices of the stems.


Pachycereus pringlei is a desert native, and should always be planted in full sun. Soil should be well drained. For immature plants, water only occasionally in the fall, winter, and early spring; in the hotter months, water regularly, but do not let the soil remain consistently wet. Mature plants do not need to be watered. 

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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