Stenocereus Marginatus. Mexican Fence Post Cactus.
The Stenocereus Marginatus Cactus is a upright and bold looking columnar variety of cacti. Long, thick, deep green stems branch from the base as it matures, each having 5-7 ribs along which a tidy row of areoles and spines are found. The areoles are white and around 1cm apart each housing one yellowish central spine up to 1cm long and 5-9 short radial ones. Spines in the younger plants tend to be longer than in the mature ones.
Small pink or reddish nocturnal flowers are followed by spiny edible fruit. This perennial evergreen succulent has a great architectural appearance and is perfect for Cacti enthusiasts. Very easy to grow and really difficult to find for sale at this size in the UK.
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STENOCEREUS MARGINATUS. Mexican Fence Post Cactus
Latin Name: Stenocereus Marginatus.
Common Name: Mexican Fence Post Cactus, Mexican Organ Pipe Cactus.
Origin: Central Mexico.
Hardiness: Hardy down to -4 for short periods
Growth Characteristics: Evergreen, perennial columnar Cactus. Branching ocurs. Stems deep green with around 5-7 ribs. White coloured areoles each bearing 1 yellowish spine up to 1cm in length and 5-9 short radial ones. Edible fruit follows the pink or red nocturnal flowers. Drought tolerant once established. Easy to grow.
Sun: Full sun/partial shade.
Soil: Well drained soil. Gritty.
Moisture: Water more in summer and during growing period. Allow to dry between waterings. Keep dry in winter.
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