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Pilosocereus glaucescens
Scientific Name: Pilosocereus glaucescens (J.Labouret) R.S.Byles & Rowley
Synonym: Cephalocereus glaucescens, Pseudopilocereus glaucescens
Family: Cactaceae
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 10-11

Frost Tolerance: Will take very little frost before growing tips of the stems are damaged

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Bright shade to full sun

Origin: Brazil (Minas Gerais: Diamantina)

Growth Habits: Tree like cactus, slow growing up to 20 feet tall (6 m), glaucous blue stems up to 10 cm thick, with white wool and yellow spines, 8 to 10 ribs, 5-7 central spines, 13 to 18 needle-like radials

Watering Needs: Regular water and fertilizer from late spring to early fall. Light watering in winter


Blooming Habits:
Greenish white flowers, 3 inches long (7 cm)

Fruiting Habits:

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