Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus


Cleistocactus smaragdiflorus

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Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay

Growth Habit:

This cactus grows as a multi-stemmed shrub. The plant is densely branching at the base producing many stems that are 2 to 3 inches in diameter with 12 to 16 ribs.

Growing Requirements:

Fast-draining soil and full sun are required. Water regularly through the hot summer months. Protect from frost.


The numerous narrow tubular flowers appear nearly year round. They are bright pinkish red with a yellowish green tip.

Where at Lotusland:

In the cactus garden.

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