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Cephalocereus senilis / Old Man Cactus

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Family: Cactaceae

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This cactus will slowly grow 20-50' tall. It has long white hairs and yellow spines. Only plants over 15' tall will bloom; it produces rose colored flowers that bloom at night. It does best in full sun and dry, rocky, well draining soil. It will need afternoon shade in low desert areas. Water occasionally in summer but it will need no watering in winter.  Information by: GardenSoft

Anatomy

Plant Type

Cactus

Height Range

25-40', 40-60'

Width Range

Flower Color

Pink

Flower Season

Spring

Leaf Color

White

Bark Color

n/a

Fruit Color

n/a

Fruit Season

n/a

Culture

Sun

Full

Water

Very Low

Growth Rate

Slow

Soil Type

Rocky

Soil Condition

Poor, Well-drained, Dry

Soil pH

Neutral, Basic

Adverse Factors

Thorns/Spines

Sunset Zones

13, 21, 22, 23, 24

Susceptibilities

n/a

Tolerances

Heat, Windy Conditions, Smog, Deer, Alkaline Soil

Design

Design Styles

Mediterranean, Ranch, Spanish

Accenting Features

Showy Flowers, Silhouette, Specimen, Unusual Foliage, Unusual Shape

Seasonal Interest

Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall

Location Uses

Background, Raised Planter, Walls / Fences, With Rocks

Special Uses

Container, Mass Planting, Fire Resistant, Small Spaces

Attracts Wildlife

n/a

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