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PlantFiles: Senita, Whisker Cactus
Pachycereus schottii

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pachycereus (pak-ee-KER-ee-us) (Info)
Species: schottii (SHOT-ee-eye) (Info)

Synonym:Cereus schottii
Synonym:Lophocereus schottii
Synonym:Pilocereus schottii
Synonym:Cereus sargentianus
Synonym:Lophocereus sargentianus

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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:
12-15 in. (30-38 cm)
15-18 in. (38-45 cm)
18-24 in. (45-60 cm)
24-36 in. (60-90 cm)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
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)
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:
Pale Pink
Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall
Mid 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
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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive Xenomorf On Aug 2, 2005, Xenomorf from Valley of the Sun, AZ (Zone 9b) wrote:

Additional common names are: Cina; Garambuyo; Mochi; Sina; Sinita; Tuna Barbona; & Viejo.
Additional synonyms are: Pilocereus sargentianus, Cereus schottii var. australis, Pilocereus schottii var. australis, Lophocereus australis, Lophocereus schottii var. australis, Lophocereus schottii var. tenuis.
The flowers are open at night and are white to deep pink (another night blooming Cereus). Native to southern Arizona, Baja California, Sonora and Mexico. The fruit are tasty and apparently edible though they are not harvested as a crop.

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

Not as interesting as its spineless cousin, the monstrose form, this one is still attractive with thick clumps of 'fur' down all or parts of the column. Columns are tall and angular and plants are a greenish turquoise. Native of Baja CAlifornia

Regional...

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

Phoenix, Arizona
Tucson, Arizona (2 reports)



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