Old man cactus growing cactus of the genus Cephalocereus also known as Cephalocereus senilis, Old man cactus perennial evergreen used as ornamental drought tolerant plant, can grow in desert with warm winter or dry tropics or subtropical climate or as houseplant and growing in hardiness zone 11+.
Stem color green the stem full of hairs like white hairs cover the entire cactus
Old man cactus flower
Flower color pink with multi petals, flowers start after maturity it cam takes more than 10 years
Old man cactus for sale – Seeds or Plants to Buy
Requirements for Old man cactus growing and care:
Well drained soil, more than 15C
What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seed / Vegetative reproduction
Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?
No, (but it’s hard to find seeds)
Difficulties or problems when growing:
Spring / Summer
Pests and diseases:
How to prune:
Size of the plant?
0.5-10m, 20-400 inches
Growth speed in optimal condition:
Small amount of water
Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade
Is it possible to grow as houseplant?
Yes (with a lot of light)
Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:
General information about the flower
Pink showy flowers with multi petals