Espostoa Lanata Cactus Plant

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Espostoa Lanata Cactus Plant

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Espostoa Lanata Cactus also known as Peruvian old man cactus, cotton ball cactus, snowball cactus, snowball old man. Espostoa lanata is a columnar, densely hairy cactus, covered by a warm woolly coat and well adapted to high altitudes. It is up to 8 inches in diameter and up to 23 feet (7 m) tall. (up to 10 feet/3 m when cultivated). It branches only after several years. It flowers at night from a lateral cephalium after several years. It has nocturnal flowers, up to 2 inches (5 cm) in diameter, white to purple in late spring to early summer. When potted the growth is slow and less likely to flower for years. 

Pant Care: 

Like all cacti, Espostoa requires a sunny location and well-drained soil. But in summer, it appreciates fertilizer and wetter conditions. In winter, it needs a rest, but the temperature must not drop below 54°F (12°C)

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