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Neobuxbaumia macrocephala
Scientific Name: Neobuxbaumia macrocephala (A.A. Weber ex K. Schum.) E.Y. Dawson
Synonym: Pilocereus ruficeps, Mitrocereus ruficeps, Cephalocereus macrocephalus, Cereus ruficeps, Pachycereus ruficeps, Cereus macrocephalus, Carnegiea macrocephala, Pilocereus macrocephalus
Family: Cactaceae
Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure:

Origin: Mexico (Oaxaca, Puebla: Valley de Tehuacan, in the Sierra de la Granja)

Growth Habits: Giant cacti, usually branching, up to 50 feet tall (15 m) or more, woody trunk 12 to 24 inches in diameter (30-60 cm); around 17 to 26 obtuse, pale green, ribs; 1 to 3 centrals, 2.4 inches long (6 cm); up to 12 radials

Watering Needs:


Blooming Habits:
Small pseudocephalium, with areoles without spines but with rigid bristles; flowers 2 inches long with scaly tube.

Fruiting Habits:

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