Mexican Giant Cactus

 

Pachycereus pringlei   

Cactaceae

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Form: Cactus
Seasonality: Perennial
Size: 40 feet tall, trunk 2 feet thick
Leaves: Spines
Flowers: White flowers, 3 inches long
Fruit: Berry, very rich in pectin and can be used to make jelly
Stems/Trunks: Multi-trunked, large, thick and spine covered
Range/Origin: Baja California, Sonora
Hardiness: USDA 10-12, 32F

Comments: Low litter, Medium thorns

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full to partial sun
  • Water: Low
  • Soil: Sandy, well drained
  • Propagation: Seeds, cuttings
  • Maintenance: Minimal

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