Please help identify this succulent

ChipWApril 6, 2011

I have a plant that was given to me by my neighbor and neither of us knows what it is. It has been growing very well in the pot I put it in, has sprouted new columns as well. I would like to know what it is and also if it can be moved out of the pot and into the yard, and also can it be split?



Here is a link that might be useful: Pics of the plant

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grant_in_arizona(USDA Z9 Scottsdale AZ)

Hey, nice cactus. It's definitely a type of Cleistocactus. I have several species and really love them. Yours looks like C. strausii but if you do a search online or in your books you'll find tons of pics. There are a lot of species.

It's best to not divide them, but if you reeeeeally want to share it, you can try to divide it or take a stem cutting, let it air dry for a few days and then plant it up.

It's a very nice specimen. The common name is "snow pole" due to the white furry spines.

Take care,

Here is a link that might be useful: C. strausii

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 4:12PM
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Fantastic help, thankyou very much.

    Bookmark   April 6, 2011 at 4:35PM
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