General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

Common names
  • Totem Pole Cactus
Botanical names
  • Accepted: Pachycereus schottii
  • Synonym: Lophocereus schottii

Photo Gallery
Location: Central Texas
Date: 2018-06-17
Location: Display at NorthPark Center, Dallas, Texas
Date: 2018-07-31
This display attracted a large crowd, making it difficult to get
Location: Cisco, Tx (between Dallas and Abilene)
Date: 2018-04-01
Location: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, AZ.
Date: 2009-05-02

Date: 2020-02-26
Totem Pole cactus. Currently 20" tall.
Photo by ljones26
Photo by ljones26
Location: Central Texas
Date: 2017-07-26
Location: San Antonio Botanical Garden, San Antonio, Texas
Date: 2022-04-04
labeled lophocereus schottii 'Monstrosus'
Location: Boyce Thompson Arboretum, Superior, AZ
Date: 3/4/17
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2013-02-25
Location: MOBOT -   St Louis
Date: 2013-02-25

Date: 2015-03-07
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  • Posted by Rhandrich (Salem OR - Zone 8b) on Mar 1, 2020 11:47 AM concerning plant:
    Mine is less lumpy than the one shown earlier and has NO SPINES at all. It is a genetic mutant and the only way to propagate is through cuttings.

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