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By Wagger

Cleistocactus (Cleistocactus straussii)

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C. straussii, to be exact. Lovely tubular scarlet flowers once it exceeds 70 cm. It's pollinated by hummingbirds in its native habitat.

31 Dec, 2012


Thanks for the information. It's about 7cm at the moment so I've got a bit of a wait, lol.

9 Jan, 2013


It's fairly fast for a cactus: around 30 cm per year in good conditions, slower in a small pot.

10 Jan, 2013


It's in a tiny pot but I won't pot it on until the spring.

10 Jan, 2013


Yep, I can't imagine them growing much in an English winter, even in a greenhouse! : )

16 Jan, 2013

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