General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Cactus/Succulent
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Dry
Soil pH Preferences: Slightly acid (6.1 – 6.5)
Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Plant Height: Up to 30 feet or more
Fruit: Dehiscent
Flowers: Showy
Nocturnal
Flower Color: White
Bloom Size: 3"-4"
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Windbreak or Hedge
Resistances: Drought tolerant
Propagation: Other methods: Cuttings: Stem
Pollinators: Bats
Containers: Suitable in 3 gallon or larger
Needs excellent drainage in pots
Miscellaneous: With thorns/spines/prickles/teeth

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Common names
  • Blue Columnar Cactus
  • Facheiro-Azul
  • Mandacaru-de-Facho
  • Calumbi
  • Facheiro

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Location: The Prickly Pear, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2022-06-05
Photo by hlutzow
Location: Mesa, AZ.
Date: 2015-04-14
Location: Sacramento CA.
Date: 2022-03-25
Growing at The Prickly Pear.
Location: Central Texas
Date: 2019-03-30
Photo by sedumzz
Location: The Prickly Pear, Sacramento CA.
Date: 2022-04-28
Location: Mesa, AZ.
Date: 2016-02-26
Photo by sedumzz
Photo by sedumzz
Location: Mesa, AZ.
Date: 2016-02-26

Date: 2021-07-06
Photo by jeffgreen

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy

Photo Courtesy of Mountain Crest Gardens. Used with permission.
  • Uploaded by Joy
Location: Mesa, AZ.
Date: 2016-02-26

Date: 2020-01-27
Variegated specimen/or maybe sick
Location: Holmes Beach FL
Date: 2015-06-30
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theinferno On March 31, 2019 Cuttings took
Beheaded the main stalk. AAAAAAAAAA
theinferno On February 19, 2019 Cuttings took
Decapitated one of the pups.
theinferno On February 19, 2019 Potted up
Planted the calloused P. pachycladus in a 60/40 perlite/succ soil mix
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