PlantsStetsonia→Toothpick Cactus (Stetsonia coryne)

Common names:
Give a thumbs up Toothpick Cactus
Give a thumbs up Argentine Toothpick
Give a thumbs up Cardon Moro
Give a thumbs up Cardon del Valle

Botanical names:
Stetsonia coryne Accepted
Stetsonia coryne var. procera Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Water Preferences: Dry
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 9a -6.7 °C (20 °F) to -3.9 °C (25 °F)
Plant Height: 10-35 feet
Plant Spread: 10-15 feet. With time this plant will spread out many branches from a central trunk.
Fruit: Showy
Edible to birds
Fruiting Time: Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 5"-6"
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Edible Parts: Fruit
Eating Methods: Raw
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Drought tolerant
Salt tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bats
Containers: Not suitable for containers
Miscellaneous: Tolerates poor soil
With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth
Conservation status: Least Concern (LC)

Conservation status:
Conservation status: Least Concern

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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Stetsonia coryne, not p.pachycladus by skopjecollection Apr 21, 2020 5:47 AM 9
Cacti identification please. by Keitht Aug 31, 2021 9:14 AM 2
Dead after Behead by GummyBear Sep 8, 2021 1:44 PM 8
I would like to know EXACTLY what this bad boy is. Torch? Pedro? by Jcactus Aug 26, 2020 5:52 PM 4
Help me Id some cacti from Lowes by Blakek Jun 4, 2020 7:48 AM 6
Looking to Confirm ID's (Mostly cactuses, some others) by Macrocentra May 2, 2020 10:26 AM 7
Can someone ID my cacti? by Dossy Apr 12, 2020 9:53 PM 2
Thorns and things. by Hallow Dec 30, 2019 7:38 AM 17
Cactus and succulents chat by Baja_Costero Sep 22, 2021 4:20 PM 11,224
Cactus and tender succulents chat 2017 by Dutchlady1 Jun 10, 2019 6:45 AM 1,215
Living with a HUERNIA by Stush2019 Oct 27, 2016 2:26 PM 98

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