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Oreocereus

Cactaceae Oreocereus Riccob.
 in Boll. Ort. Bot. Palermo, viii. 258 (1909).
 
Oreocereus celsianus   (Salm-Dyck) A.Berger ex Riccob.
Boll. Reale Orto Bot. Palermo 8: 259. 1909
Old Man Cactus -
very low water requirement full sun exposure




   This stout columnar species is easily recognized by coarse long hairs and reddish central spines.  In this plants native habitat of the High Andes, this cactus can grow to be large and branched with age.  Requiring adequate drainage, this variable species grows well in sunny areas in containers and landscapes.
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Oreocereus page last updated: March 6, 2010.