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PlantFiles: Totem Pole Cactus
Pachycereus schottii f. monstrosus

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pachycereus (pak-ee-KER-ee-us) (Info)
Species: schottii f. monstrosus

Synonym:Lophocereus schottii var. monstrosus
Synonym:Cereus schottii var. monstrosus
Synonym:Pilocereus schottii var. monstrosus
Synonym:Lophocereus schottii f. monstrose

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)
USDA Zone 10a: to -1.1 C (30 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Inconspicuous/none

Bloom Time:
Late Summer/Early Fall

Foliage:
Succulent

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Soil pH requirements:
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From woody stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
Allow cut surface to callous over before planting

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Xenomorf On Sep 11, 2004, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Other synonyms include: Cereus schottii f. monstrose, Pilocereus schottii f. monstrose, Cereus sargentianus var. monstrosus, Cereus sargentianus f. monstrose, Pilocereus sargentianus var. monstrosus, Pilocereus sargentianus f. monstrose, Lophocereus sargentianus var. monstrosus, Lophocereus sargentianus f. monstrose, Cereus schottii var. australis f. monstrose, Pilocereus schottii var. australis f. monstrose, Lophocereus australis var. monstrosus, Lophocereus australis f. monstrose, Lophocereus schottii var. australias f. monstrose, Cereus mieckleyanus var. monstrosus, Cereus mieckleyanus f. monstrose, Lemaireocereus mieckleyanus var. monstrosus, Lemaireocereus mieckleyanus f. monstrose, Lophocereus mieckleyanus var. monstrosus, Lophocereus mieckleyanus f. monstrose, Lophocereus schottii var. tenuis f. monstrosus.

The most recent and correct classification is Pachycereus schottii f. monstrose

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Goodyear, Arizona
Green Valley, Arizona
Oracle, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Queen Creek, Arizona
San Manuel, Arizona
Scottsdale, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)
Clovis, California
Hayward, California
Riverside, California
San Diego, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Metairie, Louisiana
Henderson, Nevada



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