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Cephalocereus apicicephalium
Scientific Name: Cephalocereus apicicephalium E.Y.Dawson
Synonym: Neodawsonia guengolensis, Neodawsonia apicicephalium, Neodawsonia nana
Family: Cactaceae
Cephalocereus  apicicephalium Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Frost Tolerance: At least 25 F (-4C)

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure:

Origin: Mexico (Oaxaca) in limestone cliffs

Growth Habits: Large cactus, limited branching, generally basal, stems up to 12 feet tall (3.6 m), 6 inches in diameter (15 cm); 22-25 ribs; 1-4 central spines; 9-12 radials

Watering Needs: Needs good drainage


Blooming Habits:
A very visible feature of this species are the apical pseudocephalia forming rings around the stems as the stem keeps growing. The Cephalocereus apicicephalium has pink, nocturnal, bell shaped flowers, 2.4 inches long (6 cm), 1.2 inches in diameter.

Fruiting Habits:

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