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Pilosocereus Pachycladus (Blue Torch Cactus)

Pilosocereus Pachycladus (Blue Torch Cactus)

Regular price $35.00 USD
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This is one of the most spectacular columnar tree-like cereus 1 to 10 (or more) m tall. It ramify at the base or develops a distinct trunk with dozens of erected glaucous (bluish-silver) branches. Its elegant habit (shape) makes it look like a miniature blue Saguaro. This is one of the bluest columnar cacti.
The stem is Turquoise/ sky blue or light blue-green. Branches 5,5-11 cm in diameter.
The Ribs are 5-19 cm about, straight, with traverse folds visible only at the stem apexes, 15-35 mm wide and with12-24 mm deep furrows,
As Pilosocereus cacti age, they produce what is called a 'pseudocephalium', but in Pilosocereus pachycladus the fertile portion is often slightly differentiated from normal vegetative parts. The floriferous areole are usually located on one or more ribs near the apical part of the branches and produce thick, soft tufts of orange/white hair (sort-of like that seen in 'old man cacti'. This area of the cactus is where the flowers pop out.

The flowers are more or less funnel-shaped whitish with greenish or reddish outer segments but quite variable in size, 4-7 cm long, 22-45 mm in diameter. The flower-buds are obtuse or acute dark-magenta.

LIGHT:Med - Full sun

WATER: only when completely dry

NATIVE: Brazil

This plant will be shipped BARE ROOT. Please pot it up in a very well draining cactus soil mix or pick up a bag of our Custom Cactus Mix

Photos in the listings unless otherwise specified are representative of the plant that will be sent to you.
However, Plants grow differently and each plant may vary slightly in shape, size, growth pattern, etc.
Of course, if you receive a plant that you are dissatisfied with please reach out to us. We want to make it right!

If temperatures near you are below 45℉ we highly recommend adding a Heat Pack to your order.
If temperatures where you live will be much lower than 20℉ even heat packs may not work. You may considder waiting until things warm up a bit. We know you love your plants just like we do and we wouldn't want any of them to freeze.

If you have any other questions please reach out to us!


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