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Apache War Club

Apache War Club

Regular price $60.50 USD
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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 15-30 feet
Spread: 6-10 feet
Flower Color: white or cream
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum, commonly known as the Mexican Fencepost Cactus or Hairbrush Cactus, is a striking columnar cactus native to Mexico. It is known for its tall, straight growth habit and is often used as a natural fence in its native habitat.

This cactus typically grows to a height of 15 to 30 feet, and under ideal conditions, it can reach towering heights of up to 50 feet. Its spread is about 6 to 10 feet. Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum forms upright, cylindrical stems that are dark green in color, with pronounced vertical ribs. The stems are lined with evenly spaced, small spines that resemble a hairbrush, hence one of its common names.

One of the attractive features of this cactus is its nocturnal flowers. The plant produces large, white or cream-colored blooms that open at night and close by morning. These are followed by red, fleshy fruits that are edible and attract various wildlife.

Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum thrives in full sun and requires well-draining soil. It's drought-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping, dry gardens, and desert landscapes. Due to its tall, columnar form, it's often used as a living fence or privacy screen and as an architectural element in gardens.

In landscaping outside of its native range, it's often used as a statement plant in cactus and succulent gardens or as an ornamental feature in large containers.

Overall, Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum is a low-maintenance and visually impressive plant, perfect for adding height and structure to a garden. Its striking form, night-blooming flowers, and adaptability to arid conditions make it a valuable and attractive addition to landscapes in suitable climates.

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