Fence Post Cactus (Pachycereus marginatus)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: Up to 20 feet
Plant Spread: Up to 4 feet
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Flower Color: Red
Flower Time: Late winter or early spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Cuttings: Tip
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth


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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Looking for some specific columnar seeds by Crazycactiguy Dec 2, 2018 11:45 AM 9
Which agave is this? by Monetwwqi Oct 28, 2018 11:07 AM 55
2 cacti ID request by skopjecollection Sep 21, 2018 10:54 PM 13
Cactus ID please by tx_flower_child Aug 11, 2018 5:48 PM 2
Mites? by ljones26 Mar 15, 2018 10:18 AM 12
Glitch? by plantladylin Jan 9, 2017 4:24 PM 7
Mexican Fencepost Cactus by Hanuman5 Jan 14, 2017 6:05 PM 2
Cactus ID by anole Feb 2, 2016 9:03 AM 6
Cactus and Succulent chat 2016 by gg5 Apr 11, 2017 11:52 AM 1,827

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