Pilosocereus Azureus. Blue Torch Cactus.
The Pilosocereus Azureus is an elegant columnar variety of cactus branching when mature. Very unique, its stems are a dramatic powder blue-brilliant turquoise in colour turning even bluer with age. Between 5-9 ribs are present with felted areoles set along the margins containing 1-12 straight central spines and 8-18 long white bristles.
Flowering when mature, whitish coloured funnel shaped flowers have reddish or greenish outer segments opening at night with the blooms lasting into the following day.
Perfect for Cacti enthusiasts. Very difficult to find for sale at this size in the UK.
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PILOSOCEREUS AZUREUS. Blue Torch Cactus.
Latin Name: Pilosocereus Azureus. Pilosocereus Pachycladus
Common Name: Blue Torch Cactus. Blue Candle Cactus.
Hardiness: Better kept above Freezing.
Growth Characteristics: Slow growing Columnar Cactus. Branching occurs. Stems are powder blue- brilliant turquoise in colour with between 5-19 ribs. Felted areoles with 1-12 central spines, translucent with a yellow tinge and 8-18 long white bristles. Nocturnal funnel shaped whitish flowers stay open into the next day. Very low maintenance.
Sun: Full sun/partial shade.
Soil: Fast draining soil. Gritty.
Moisture: Water around every10-14 days in active growth season. Allow to dry between waterings. Keep dry in winter.
Feeding: Feed with a balanced feed at half strength in growing season.
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