Polaskia Chichipe Cactus. Single and Multi-trunk.
The Polaskia Chichipe Cactus is a columnar tree-like variety of cacti. Usually with a short trunk which branches freely at the top as it matures. Greenish grey curved stems each having 9-12 acute wavy ribs. Areoles are spaced between 1-1.5cm apart, each containing 6-7 radial spines up to 5cm long with one longer central spine, greyish in colour.
Small flowers can be either yellowish-green or pinkish-white in colour and occur during the day as well as night time and are followed by edible fruits 2-3cm in size.
A very structural cactus and perfect for Cacti enthusiasts. Very difficult to find for sale at this size in the UK.
These are amazing quality Large Cacti from Specialist Growers. Photos 1-5 show some of the actual Cactus Plants coming into stock from April. Please Note: Heights stated include pot sizes. Limited availability.
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POLASKIA CHICHIPE CACTUS.
Latin Name: Polaskia Chichipe.
Common Name: Chichipe, 'Chip Chip'
Origin: Central Mexico.
Hardiness: Frost tender.
Growth Characteristics: Columnar Cactus. Grows up to 5m in habitat. Curved branches, grey-green in colour with 9-12 acute ribs. Smallish spines, 6-7 radials up to 5cm and one longer central line the ribs in areoles spaced between 1-1.5cm apart. Small flowers, yellowish/green or pinkish white in colour. Edible fruits. Easy to grow. Slow growing.
Sun: Full sun.
Soil: Well drained soil. Gritty.
Moisture: Water more in summer and during growing period. Allow to dry between waterings. Do not allow to sit in water. Keep dry in winter.
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