8 August 2012

tubular red

 ^^one of the Cleistocactus species, possibly C. hyalacanthus,
from the mountain regions of Argentina and Bolivia
^^this cactus likes dry winters and wet summers
^^Cleistocactus are pollinated chiefly by hummingbirds
^^only in it's 4th year and just 25 cm (10 inches) tall. Easy to propagate from cuttings, 
make sure to dry the cutting for a few days before planting.

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