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Neobuxbaumia polylopha

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Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Neobuxbaumia (nee-oh-buks-BAWM-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: polylopha (pol-ee-LOH-fuh) (Info)

Synonym:Pilocereus polylopha
Synonym:Cephalocereus polylopha
Synonym:Carnegiea polylopha
Synonym:Cereus polylophus

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Category:
Cactus and Succulents

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

Spacing:
36-48 in. (90-120 cm)
4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 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:
Scarlet (Dark Red)

Bloom Time:
Mid Summer
Late Summer/Early Fall

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 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

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Gardeners' Notes:

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

Very tall, deeply ribbed, rarely branching (if does, tend to be little curved branches), thick columnar plant. Dark red flowers near top of plant.

Regional...

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

Grenoble,
Green Valley, Arizona
Phoenix, Arizona
San Leandro, California
Vista, California
Whittier, California
Houston, Texas
San Antonio, Texas



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