Blue Columnar Cactus (Pilosocereus pachycladus)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
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
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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Plant Events from our members
hoovertheremover On March 31, 2019 Cuttings took
Beheaded the main stalk. AAAAAAAAAA
hoovertheremover On February 19, 2019 Cuttings took
Decapitated one of the pups.
hoovertheremover On February 19, 2019 Potted up
Planted the calloused P. pachycladus in a 60/40 perlite/succ soil mix
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Discussion Threads about this plant
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Cactus Rescue - Help Needed! by Oliver2181 May 13, 2018 5:25 PM 17
Cactus and succulents chat by Baja_Costero Aug 24, 2019 1:22 AM 5,460
Two new Cactus by Cinta Oct 21, 2017 3:09 PM 4
Cactus and tender succulents chat 2017 by Dutchlady1 Jun 10, 2019 6:45 AM 1,215
my cactus collection by jeffgreen Mar 28, 2014 7:59 AM 63
six new babies by adamgreen Jan 13, 2014 8:51 AM 16
Two Big Scores yesterday... by GardenGuyAZ Feb 23, 2012 11:19 AM 10

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