Candelabra (Isolatocereus dumortieri)

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Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9b -3.9 °C (25 °F) to -1.1 °C (30 °F)
Flower Color: White
Other: Greenish white or pinkish white
Bloom Size: 1"-2"
Flower Time: Spring
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Flowering Tree
Will Naturalize
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Posted by Baja_Costero (Baja California - Zone 11b) on Sep 7, 2019 8:10 PM

Large, tree-like, blue-green candelabra cactus from south-central Mexico with greenish white, apical, nocturnal flowers that stay open into the day. Stems 2-6 inches in diameter with 5-8 ribs; 1-4 central spines; and 6-9+ radial spines. Monotypic genus. Sort of looks like Pachycereus weberi. This species was historically a member of Cereus and Stenocereus, though floral characteristics distinguish it from the latter. Older specimens in nature can be downright imposing. The name comes from the way isolated individuals tend to occur in habitat.

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my cactus collection by jeffgreen Mar 28, 2014 7:59 AM 63

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