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  Orocereus celsianus cristatus CACTUSPEDIA       

 


A wonderfull crest of the “Old Man cactus” of the Andes.

This plant have nice fox-red sharp spines hidden within abundant white hairs.

 

Cultivation: This is the hardiest of the woolly columnar 'old man' cacti from the altiplano (highland) of Bolivia, Peru & northern Argentina that grow at an altitude of 4000 meters. It is a very frost resistant cactus, hardy to -12°C (- 20 if very dry). It need full sun exposures.

Propagation: Grafting, cuttings.

 

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Family: Cactaceae (Cactus Family)
Scientific name:  Oreocereus celsianus (Lem. ex Salm-Dyck) Riccobono 1909  forma cristata

Synonyms:

  • Pilocereus celsianus Lemaire 1850
  • Cereus celsianus (Lemaire) A. Berger 1905
  • Borzicactus celsianus (Lemaire) Kimnach 1960
  • Oreocereus fossulatus Labouret 1855
  • Oreocereus fossulatus (Labouret) Backeberg 1934 p.p.
  • Oreocereus maximus Backeberg 1949
  • Oreocereus neocelsianus Backeberg 1


 

 




 

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