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Pachycereus pringlei


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Plant Facts

Scientific Name Pachycereus pringlei
Principal Common Name Cardon
Common Name(s)
Description A giant cactus growing 60' tall with a columnar trunk up to 4-1/2 ft wide. The trunk and branches have 11 to 17 ribs covered with many areoles of 20 to 30 gray spines. White flowers bloom and then form tan bristly fruits.
General Comments
Nativity Mexico
Height Range 35 - 0 FT
Spread Range 15 - 0 FT
Flower Showy Y
Sunset Zones
USDA Zones 10a : 10b : 11
Leaf Color Blue-green
Leaf Texture Spiny
Form Cactus : Small Tree
Flower Color White
Flower Time Mar : Apr : May : June
Ease of Growing Average
Light Preferences Sun (minimum 8 hours direct sun)
Soil Preferences
Watering Preferences Medium : Sparse
Outstanding Features Form : Heat Tolerant : Shape : Size : Texture

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