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Haageocereus versicolor

Pronunciation: hag-ee-oh-KER-ee-us VUR-si-kul-uhr
Family: Cactaceae
Common Name: Haageocereus
Plant Type:
  • perennial
  • succulent and cactus
Height to: 6ft (2m)
Width to: 3ft (1m)
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 70 to 60ºF ZONE 13
  • 80 to 70ºF ZONE 14
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • early summer
  • mid summer
  • late summer
Bloom Description: Haageocereus versicolor bears white flowers, 2 1/2 to 3in (6-8cm) long, with pinkish green outer segments and light green tubes
Soil Type: prefer poor, sharply drained soil in full sun - keep completely dry in winter
Pests and Diseases: susceptible to aphids while flowering and prone to rot
Propagation: sow Haageocereus versicolor seed at 66-75ºF/19-24ºC in spring. Take stem cuttings in spring or summer.
Native to: Peru
Notes for Identification:

Haageocereus versicolor is an erect, clump forming, columnar cactus often branching from the base, with 16 to 22 ribbed, dark green stems, brown felted areoles bear yellow to reddish brown spines, composed of 25 to 30 radials and 1-4 longer centrals.

Care: When grown indoors, grow in standard cactus potting mix in full light. Provide low humidity and good ventilation. In the growing season, water moderately and apply a low nitrogen liquid fertilizer monthly; keep completely dry in winter.

Source: The American Horticultural Society A to Z Encyclopedia of Garden Plants


USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 150 to 180 days ZONE 10
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Succulents
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