Old Man of Mexico (Cephalocereus senilis)

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Plant Height: Up to 15-40 feet
Fruit: Showy
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Bloom Size: 2"-3"
Flower Time: Summer
Underground structures: Taproot
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Tip
Other: Allow cutting end to callous over before planting.
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Endangered (EN)

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Conservation status: Endangered

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Blondmyk On October 9, 2014 Transplanted
Transplanted to larger pot using 6" pot and Miracle Gro Cactus, Palm and Citrus soil mix with extra Perlite added for extra drainage. Current plant height is 7.25" and the plant has grown approx. 3" total during the Spring and Summer of 2014.
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Old Man Of Mexico by Franawanna Oct 7, 2014 10:36 AM 3
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Pruinosity on poloskia chichipe by Crazycactiguy Dec 10, 2018 8:50 PM 7
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How to get cactus to bloom? by Philipwonel May 24, 2018 5:43 PM 81
Cactus and succulents chat by Baja_Costero Jun 20, 2019 6:14 AM 4,965
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