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Totem Pole Cactus

Totem Pole Cactus

Regular price $60.00 USD
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Plant Type: Cacti
Plant Height: 6-10 feet
Spread: 2-3 feet
Flower Color: white or pinkish
Sun Exposure: Full Sun, Partial Shade


The Totem Pole Cactus, scientifically known as Pachycereus schottii f. monstrosus, is a striking and highly sought-after cactus known for its unusual, sculptural appearance. This plant is a "monstrose" form of the Mexican native Pachycereus schottii and is cherished for its unique aesthetic value.

The Totem Pole Cactus can reach impressive heights of 6 to 10 feet in a cultivated setting, and potentially even taller in the wild. What sets this cactus apart is its lack of spines and its heavily contorted and knobby surface, which gives it a totem pole-like appearance. The stems are typically columnar, growing upright and branching, with a green to blue-green color.

One of the distinctive features of this cactus is its smooth, spineless surface, covered in numerous small, knobby protrusions. This unusual growth pattern makes it a popular choice for ornamental use in gardens and landscaping.

While the Totem Pole Cactus rarely flowers, it can produce white or pinkish flowers under the right conditions. However, the flowers are not the main attraction of this plant; its sculptural form is what draws the most interest.

This cactus prefers full sun to partial shade and thrives in well-drained soil. It's well-suited for xeriscaping and desert landscaping, as it is drought-tolerant and requires minimal watering once established.

The Totem Pole Cactus is an excellent choice for gardeners looking to add a dramatic and exotic touch to their landscape. Its unique form makes it a striking standalone specimen or an intriguing addition to a cactus or succulent garden.

Overall, the Totem Pole Cactus is a low-maintenance and visually stunning plant, perfect for those looking to make a bold statement in their garden or landscape. Its unique, spineless form and potential for impressive height make it a fascinating and highly desirable species among cactus enthusiasts.

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