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Espostoa senilis

Pronunciation: Es-poh-stoop-sis see-nil-is
Family: Cactaceae
Common Name: Espostoa senilis
Plant Type:
  • perennial
  • succulent and cactus
Height to: 10'
Width to: 24"
USDA Hardiness Zones:
  • 80 to 70ºF ZONE 14
Sun Exposure:
  • full sun
Bloom Season:
  • early summer
  • mid summer
  • late summer
Bloom Description: Espostoa senilis bears solitary, tubualr, purple flowers, 1 14 to 1 1/2" long.
Soil Type: Espostoa senilis prefer poor to moderately fertile, sharply drain soil.
Pests and Diseases: Espostoa senilis is rarely affected by pests and diseases.
Propagation: Sow espostoa senilis seed at 70f in early spring.
Native to: Espostoa senilis is native to peru.
Winter Sowing Zones: None
Notes for Identification: Espostoa senilis is a shrubby or tree like cactus with solitary, or occasionally branched, 18 to 25 ribbed, dark green stems, 2 to " thick. White areoles bear white spines. When grown indoors, grow in standard cactus potting mix in full light. From spring to summer, water moderately and apply a low nitrogen fertilizer every 4 to 5 weeks; keep dry at other times. Source: various sources including the american horticultural society a to z encyclopedia of garden plants   pin it
USDA Heat Zones (days above 86ºF):
  • 180 to 210 days ZONE 11
  • Greater then 210 ZONE 12
Seed photo: 0
Seed Label: 0
Located in: Succulents
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