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Old Man Cactus

Oreocereus spp.

Also known as

Old-Man Cactus, Mountain Cereus, Old Man of the Andes Cactus

Full Sun
Light watering

Flowering

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Old Man Cactus Overview

Oreocereus is a genus of approximately 8 perennial species of mainly columnar cacti in the Cactaceae family. these plants are native to the high altitude regions of the Andes. These cactus plants have spiny, ribbed and branched stems that in some species are covered with woolly white hairs, leading to the common name Old Man Cactus. These plants may also be commonly known as Mountain Cereus or Old Man Of The Andes Cactus. They produce solitary, tubular to funnel-shaped flowers.