Pencil Cactus - 10 seeds

Pencil Cactus - 10 seeds

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Echinocereus poselgeri is a shrubby cactus, initially erect, later sprawling or clambering. The stem is very tall and slender, dark colored up to 4 feet (1.2 m) long and up to 0.8 inch (2 cm) in diameter. The spines are tan-grayish white. The flowers are pink rose to pink-purple. The fruits are up to 0.8 inch (2 cm) long, up to 06 inch (1.5 cm) in diameter and dark green to brownish in color.

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Do not over water. They need to be kept in a cool, dry place during winter rest (at -5 +10°C). This is important for the flowers as well as for their health. Without this cool winter period they normally won't get any buds. It is quite frost hardy -7 (-10)° C. Sun Exposure: Best in full or partial sun exposure. In mild climate they grow well when planted freely outside in well-drained soil. Traditional uses and Trade: The species is found in Mexican trade, and the root is used locally as veterinary medicine (broken bones) and considered an anti-inflammatory. It is used as an ornamental. Syn: Cereus poselgeri, Cereus poselgerianus, Cereus tuberosus, Echinocereus kroenleinii, Echinocereus tamaulipensis, Echinocereus tuberosus, Echinocereus waldeisii, Wilcoxia kroenleinii, Wilcoxia poselgeri, Wilcoxia tamaulipensis, Wilcoxia tuberosa