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Cleistocactus buchtienii
Scientific Name: Cleistocactus buchtienii Backeb. in Backeb. & F.M. Knuth
Synonym: Cleistocactus sucrensis, Cleistocactus angosturensis, Cleistocactus ayopayanus, Cleistocactus ressinianus
Family: Cactaceae
Cleistocactus  buchtienii Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Bolivia

Growth Habits: Shrubby, 3 to 6 feet tall (1 to 2 m), 1.4 to 2 inches (3.5 to 5 cm) in diameter; 15 to 22 ribs; 2 to 4 central spines, 0.6 to 1.6 inches (1.5 to 4 cm) long; 8 to 13 radial spines, 0.12 to 0.6 inch (0.3 to 1.5 cm) long;

Watering Needs: Water generously during the summer.


Close up of Cleistocactus angosturensis at the HBG (HBG 65327)

The same Cleistocactus angosturensis, the complete plant

Blooming Habits:
Flowers 2.4 to 2.8 inches (6 to 7 cm) in length, red to green; fruit 0.8 inch (2 cm), red; seeds brown to black

Fruiting Habits:

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