Central Mexico Organ Pipe

(Mexican Fence Post)

 

Pachycereus marginatus

Cactaceae

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Form: Cactus
Seasonality: Perennial
Size: 12 feet tall

Leaves; n/a

Flowers: Pink to greenish flowers in spring, up to 2 in group, 1.2 to 1.6 inches long
Fruit: Spiny fruit is yellowish to reddish, 1.6 inches in diameter and rather dry, black seeds
Stems/Trunks: Multi-trunked, from the ground with un-branched stems

Range/Origin: Central Mexico

Hardiness: USDA: 9b-11; 23F

Comments: Low litter, Medium thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full sun
  • Water: Low
  • Soil: Sandy, well drained
  • Propagation: Cuttings
  • Maintenance: Minimal

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