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Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum - Aborigine Comb Cactus - 25 Fresh Seeds

Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum - Aborigine Comb Cactus - 25 Fresh Seeds

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Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum - Aborigine Comb Cactus - 25 Fresh Seeds

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Pachycereus pecten-aboriginum - Aborigine's Comb

This listing is for a pack of 25 seeds.

Known by a variety of common names, all referring to the shape and makeup of the spiny fruit, this is large column cactus from Northern Mexico.  The fruits were used by indigenous peoples as hair brushes.

It is a cactus of tree-like dimensions in the wild, up to 15 metres tall and much branched.  The individual stems are up to 25 cm in diameter

Each stem has 10 or 11 ribs that bear golden brown spines. The older plants produce 7.5 cm funnel-shaped white flowers annually which are open at night and close by the morning, being pollinated by bats. These usually appear in the late winter. These are followed by fruit about the size of a tennis ball, with the characteristic brush like spines.  It is possible to get this cactus to flower in cultivation if it is well grown, although this will still take many years or more to get it to this point.  It is usually grown for its shape as a column cactus with heavy spines.

Young plants require a degree of shade and protection from the sun as they normally develop in the shade of another plant until they push through the cover or the shade plant dies (as in the case of a mature cactus).  This need should be observed even in the higher latitudes to protect seedlings from becoming scorched and stunted.

Easy to germinate and grow on, full instructions can be found by going to my 'ME' page and following the links there.
 
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Variety Cactus
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