Nursery-live Mexican Giant Cardon

Pachycereus pringlei also known as Mexican giant cardon or elephant cactus
A cardon specimen is the tallest[1] living cactus in the world, with a maximum recorded height of 19.2 m (63 ft 0 in), with a stout trunk up to 1 m (3 ft 3 in) in diameter bearing several erect branches. In overall appearance, it resembles the related saguaro (Carnegiea gigantea), but differs in being more heavily branched and having branching nearer the base of the stem, fewer ribs on the stems, blossoms located lower along the stem, differences in areoles and spination, and spinier fruit.
Its flowers are white, large, nocturnal, and appear along the ribs as opposed to only apices of the stems.

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Lifespan and growth[edit]
An average mature cardon may reach a height of 10 metres (30 ft), but individuals as tall as 18 metres (60 ft) are known.It is a slow-growing plant  with a lifespan measured in hundreds of years, but growth can be significantly enhanced in its initial stages by inoculation with plant growth-promoting bacteria such as Azospirillum species.Most adult cardon have several side branches that may be as massive as the trunk. The resulting tree may attain a weight of 25 tons.
Your Mexican Giant Cardon cactus has a slow growth rate, and the size of the plant will vary depending on the age.
When the plant reaches maturity, it will grow flowers about 3” inches long.

Flowering And Fragrance
Elephant cactus blooms during the spring once it reaches maturity.
The white flowers and around 3” inches long.
The hair growing from the areole conceals the base of the flowers.The plant will grow spiny fruit high in pectin – a substance used to make jellies.
In the past, Seri used the fruit for food, to make walls, and rituals.
This giant cactus can grow even in the absence of soil.
Its unique symbiotic relationship with bacteria means it can gain nutrients from the rocks and carry them on to the plants.
As such, soil may not be necessary to grow your Pachycereus cactus.
However, if you want to use soil, any well-draining cactus potting soil will do.

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Climate Subtropics
Place of Origin China
Size/height 100cm,120cm,150cm,170cm,200cm,250cm.
Use Indoor/outdoor Plants
Color Green
Shipment By air or by sea
Feature live plants
Province Yunnan, Jianxi
Type Succulent Plants
Product Type Natural Plants
Product name Pachycereus pringlei,Mexican giant cardon

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