How to grow Neobuxbaumia polylopha

Neobuxbaumia polylopha grow and care – cactus of the genus Neobuxbaumia, Neobuxbaumia polylopha perennial used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert, mediterranean or subtropics climate and growing in hardiness zone 10-12.

Stem color is green when mature become brown the stems erect with spines.

Neobuxbaumia polylopha flowers

Flower color can be purple or pink with multi petals.

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How to grow Neobuxbaumia polylopha growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring / Summer / Autumn

Pests and diseases:
Snails, slugs

Pruning season:
All year

How to prune:
Dead part and design

Size of the plant?
7-12 m, 21-40 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
Purple or pink with multi petals

Scientific name:

Neobuxbaumia polylopha

How to grow Neobuxbaumia polylopha

Neobuxbaumia polylopha


Blooming Seasons
  • Summer flowers
Flower colors
  • Pink flower
  • Purple flower
  • Desert Climate
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Cactus
  • Perennial plant
Plant Uses
  • Drought tolerant plants
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
Watering plants
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 12