Cephalocereus senilis /Old Man Cactus

Cephalocereus senilis  / Cephalocereus senilis
White hair more abundant in sun
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White hair more abundant in sun

This species is barely surviving in nature due to habit problems

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Scientific Name: Cephalocereus senilis
Common Name: Old Man Cactus
Plant Type: Evergreen
Hardiness Zone: 9, 10 Determine Your Zone
Height: 10-15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White, Pink
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Dry
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Low
Maintenance Level: Low
Comments: The most striking feature of this slow growing cactus is the long, white hairs it possesses, which serve to protect it from the sun. Bright sun promotes growth of the white hair that makes many plants appear almost snow-white. Generally produces and unbranched, single stemmed plant. Flowers open at night in spring.