How to grow Neobuxbaumia polylopha

Neobuxbaumia polylopha growing 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

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