Candelilla (Cleistocactus candelilla)

Botanical names:
Cleistocactus candelilla Accepted
Cleistocactus dependens Synonym
Cleistocactus pojoensis Synonym

General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Plant Height: 8-10 feet
Plant Spread: 24-36 inches
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Red
Flower Time: Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Wildlife Attractant: Hummingbirds
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Seeds: Sow in situ
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Birds
Containers: Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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