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Have: columnar cactus

Posted by cev1 (My Page) on
Thu, Jul 5, 07 at 11:32

Possibly Myrtillocactus. Individual stems are 2-3" in diameter with six shallow ribs. This cactus forms a clump 10-15' tall when planted in the ground, but are not hardy in Atlanta winters.

Mine are in a 5-gallon pot and grow over 6' tall, limited only by my ability to move their 80-pound weight inside in the winter. Flowers are 6", white, and night-blooming, although I have not been able to get this plant to bloom in Atlanta (five years).

I cut off two 3' long segments in the late fall. They will root readily in dry soil. Requires full sun, will thrive in intense heat and can grow 6-12" per year.

Other cacti, succulents.


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RE: Have: columnar cactus

Hi CV,

I see that you posted in July of 2007. Was wondering if you still had some of this cactus available?

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