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PlantFiles: Cleistocactus
Cleistocactus sextonianus

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cleistocactus (Kly-stoh-KAK-tus) (Info)
Species: sextonianus

Synonym:Borzicactus sextonianus
Synonym:Loxanthocereus sextonianus
Synonym:Cereus sextonianus
Synonym:Borzicactus gracilis
Synonym:Loxanthocereus splendens

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
under 6 in. (15 cm)
6-12 in. (15-30 cm)
12-18 in. (30-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)
USDA Zone 10b: to 1.7 C (35 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Danger:
Plant has spines or sharp edges; use extreme caution when handling

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed
Allow unblemished fruit to ripen; clean and dry seeds
Unblemished fruit must be significantly overripe before harvesting seed; clean and dry seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral Xenomorf On Dec 1, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

More synonyms of this plant are Loxanthocereus riomajensis, Loxanthocereus puquiensis, Loxanthocereus nanus, Loxanthocereus gracilis, Maritimocereus gracilis, Loxanthocereus camanaensis, Loxanthocereus aticensis, Loxanthocereus variabilis, Maritimocereus nanus & Borzicactus gracilis var. camanaensis.



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