Every year plenty of fruit and seeds, is here on the Canary Islands very easy to grow
to have an idea of the number of seeds in one fruit !!!! Plant grows upto 6m high
Balboa Park, San Diego, California
January 2, 2007; blooms at various stages, Mission Viejo, CA
just one example of many in my yard, showing damage from extended freeze of over 5 hours, southern California. All the Pilosocereus were similarly damaged
February 28, 2007; one of two in my yard, the habit on this one is that of a mini-Saguaro, Mission Viejo, CA
February 28, 2007; my second plant, showing the more typical habit and intense blue coloring, Mission Viejo, CA
February 5, 2007; bloom close-up, Mission Viejo, CA
February 5, 2007; bloom, Mission Viejo, CA
February 5, 2007; 3 blooms, Mission Viejo, CA
February 5, 2007; another close-up, Mission Viejo, CA
apical damage from freeze (27F) showing new growth formation on either side of necrotic tissue, southern California
OK, one more photo of this species is not too many, I hope. Spring, so California
Has grown easily in a plantar
my own plant branching without the benefit of a noxious freeze to force it to (first time for one of my plants)
mid summer, southern California
Presently growing in zone 9a/9b. Photo originally added to the PlantFiles on February 21, 2005
Growing in zone 9a/9b with frost damage. Photo originally added to the PlantFiles on September 13, 2006
Growing in zone 9B in San Leandro, California.
Bought from Home Depot.
Great blue color hard to miss even when small.
With Aloe nobilis. Hayward ca.
These really need to be grown more in mild climates.
Nicely combined with other colorful cacti.
When the transport fails catastrophically but the cactus keeps on going.