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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 6-15 feet
Spread: 4-6 feet
Flower Color: white or pale pink
Sun Exposure: Full Sun


The Senita Cactus, scientifically known as Lophocereus schottii, is a columnar cactus native to the Sonoran Desert in Mexico and the United States. It is known for its distinctive, upright growth and shaggy appearance due to the presence of long, white hairs.

Growing to about 6 to 15 feet tall, the Senita Cactus forms multiple branching stems that grow upward and slightly outward, creating a somewhat sprawling appearance. The stems are typically green, ribbed, and covered with small spines. One of the most notable features of this cactus is the long, white hairs that grow near the top of the stems, giving it a unique, woolly look.

The Senita Cactus blooms with white or pale pink flowers that usually open at night and close by morning. The flowers are followed by small, edible fruits that turn red when ripe. The nocturnal blooming habit of this cactus is an adaptation for pollination by nighttime pollinators, such as moths and bats.

Adapted to desert environments, the Senita Cactus thrives in full sun and requires well-draining soil. It is drought-tolerant and should be watered infrequently, allowing the soil to dry out completely between waterings. This cactus is not frost-tolerant and may need protection in colder climates.

In landscaping, the Senita Cactus is used for its unique appearance and vertical structure. It is well-suited for desert gardens, rock gardens, and as an accent plant in drought-tolerant landscapes. Its distinctive form and interesting texture make it a popular choice for creating visual interest in the garden.

Overall, the Senita Cactus is a low-maintenance and visually striking plant, ideal for adding a touch of the exotic to dry, sunny gardens. Its unusual appearance, night-blooming flowers, and adaptability to arid conditions make it a valuable addition to any collection of desert plants.

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