Photo by Melody

PlantFiles: Central Mexico Pipe Organ, Organo, Fence Post Cactus
Pachycereus marginatus

bookmark
Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pachycereus (pak-ee-KER-ee-us) (Info)
Species: marginatus (mar-jen-AY-tus) (Info)

Synonym:Cereus marginata
Synonym:Stenocereus marginatus
Synonym:Lemaireocereus marginatus
Synonym:Cereus gemmatus
Synonym:Stenocereus marginatus var. gemmatus

One vendor has this plant for sale.

9 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Cactus and Succulents

Height:
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
3-6 in. (7-15 cm)
6-9 in. (15-22 cm)
9-12 in. (22-30 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)
USDA Zone 11: above 4.5 C (40 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun

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

Bloom Color:
Red

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Evergreen
Blue-Green
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
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
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

Click thumbnail
to view:

By palmbob
Thumbnail #1 of Pachycereus marginatus by palmbob

By Xenomorf
Thumbnail #2 of Pachycereus marginatus by Xenomorf

By Xenomorf
Thumbnail #3 of Pachycereus marginatus by Xenomorf

By Xenomorf
Thumbnail #4 of Pachycereus marginatus by Xenomorf

By palmbob
Thumbnail #5 of Pachycereus marginatus by palmbob

By palmbob
Thumbnail #6 of Pachycereus marginatus by palmbob

By palmbob
Thumbnail #7 of Pachycereus marginatus by palmbob

There are a total of 44 photos.
Click here to view them all!

Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral growin On Mar 11, 2012, growin from Vancouver, BC (Zone 8b) wrote:

Nice cactus but seems very susceptible to scale which the plant will eventually succumb to. The reddish blooming form in more common in horticulture but I believe the green/yellow blooming form is more common in habitat.

Neutral Xenomorf On Jul 29, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Another synonym is Marginatocereus marginatus. Other common names are: Chilayo, Mexican Fence Post, Organ Cactus & rgano.

Positive palmbob On Feb 17, 2004, palmbob from Acton, CA (Zone 8b) wrote:

Very neat, straight up and down column, sometimes branching cactus with small spines along linear rows up and down the plant. The surface is slightly rough to the feel, like sandpaper. Light green in color. Used for barriers in Mexico (a wall of these is hard to get through and/or see through).

Plant is prone to scale if grown at all in the shade. Scale, and virtually any sort of insult will permanently scar this cactus easily.

Regional...

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

,
Gilbert, Arizona
Green Valley, Arizona
Maricopa, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
Queen Creek, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona
Agoura Hills, California
Brentwood, California
Canoga Park, California
Casa De Oro-mount Helix, California
Hayward, California
Reseda, California
San Diego, California
San Marino, California
Sherman Oaks, California
Spring Valley, California
Stevinson, California
Thousand Oaks, California
Hudson, Florida
Metairie, Louisiana



We recommend Firefox
Overwhelmed? There's a lot to see here. Try starting at our homepage.

[ Home | About | Advertise | Media Kit | Mission | Featured Companies | Submit an Article | Terms of Use | Tour | Rules | Privacy Policy | Contact Us ]

Back to the top

Copyright © 2000-2014 Dave's Garden, an Internet Brands company. All Rights Reserved.
 

Hope for America