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Arizona Organ Pipe

Arizona Organ Pipe

Regular price $55.00 USD
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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 6-15 feet
Spread: 6-10 feet
Flower Color: white to light pink
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Arizona Organ Pipe Cactus, scientifically known as Stenocereus thurberi, is a stunning and distinctive cactus native to the Sonoran Desert in the United States and Mexico. This cactus is named for its unique growth habit, resembling the pipes of an organ.

Growing to about 6 to 15 feet in height and spreading 6 to 10 feet, the Arizona Organ Pipe forms multiple tall, columnar stems that grow vertically from a short, central trunk. The stems are dark green and ribbed, with areoles that produce sharp spines. The structure of the cactus is quite striking, with the stems often reaching upwards in a manner similar to the pipes of a church organ.

One of the most beautiful features of the Organ Pipe Cactus is its flowers. The cactus produces large, funnel-shaped blooms that are white to light pink, typically opening at night and closing by morning. These nocturnal flowers are pollinated primarily by bats. Following the flowering period, the plant produces small, red, edible fruits.

This cactus thrives in full sun and requires well-draining soil. It is highly adapted to hot, arid environments and is drought-tolerant, making it an excellent choice for xeriscaping and desert landscaping. The Arizona Organ Pipe Cactus is also frost-sensitive and should be protected from cold temperatures.

In landscaping, the Arizona Organ Pipe Cactus is often used as a dramatic focal point due to its unique growth habit and striking appearance. It is suitable for large rock gardens, desert gardens, and as an architectural element in garden design.

Overall, the Arizona Organ Pipe Cactus is a magnificent and low-maintenance plant, ideal for adding a touch of desert beauty and architectural interest to the landscape. Its impressive height, unique form, and beautiful blooms make it a standout addition to any garden in suitable climates.

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