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PlantFiles: Pachycereus
Pachycereus fulviceps

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pachycereus (pak-ee-KER-ee-us) (Info)
Species: fulviceps (FUL-vih-keps) (Info)

Synonym:Pilocereus fulviceps
Synonym:Mitrocereus fulviceps
Synonym:Pseudomitrocereus fulviceps
Synonym:Cereus fulviceps
Synonym:Carnegiea fulviceps

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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)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)
30-40 ft. (9-12 m)

Spacing:
6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)
8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

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:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:
Unknown - Tell us

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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Profile:

1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Another synonym is Cephalocereus fulviceps.

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

TAll, majestic columnar species with few branches that grow right up next to the main column. Night blooming funnel-shaped white flowers.



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