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Scientific Name: Isolatocereus dumortieri (Scheidweiler) Backeb. .
Synonym: Cereus dumortieri, Rathbunia dumortieri, Lemaireocereus dumortieri, Stenocereus dumortieri
Family: Cactaceae
Candelabra (Isolatocereus  dumortieri) Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: South central Mexico

Growth Habits: Large tree like cactus, up to 50 feet tall (15 m); trunk up to 40 in. tall (1 m), 1 foot wide (30 cm); glaucous green stems with many constrictions; 6 to 9 ribs; areoles often confluent; 1-4 central spines; 10-20 radials

Watering Needs: Little to moderate water

Propagation: Stem cuttings, seeds

Candelabra (Isolatocereus  dumortieri)

Fruit, in Britton and Rose

Blooming Habits:
Nocturnal white flowers, 2 inches long (5 cm). Reddish spineless fruit, oblong, 1.2 to 1.6 inches long (3-4 cm); brown seeds, 1.5 mm long.

Fruiting Habits:

Las Cactaceas de Mexico

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