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Cleistocactus icosagonus
Scientific Name: Cleistocactus icosagonus (Kunth) F.A.C. Weber
Synonym: Borzicactus aurivillus, Matucana humboldtii, Seticereus humboldtii, Cleistocactus humboldtii, Cereus humboldtii, Cactus humboldtii, Borzicactus humboldtii, Binghamia humboldtii, Cereus aurivillus, Seticereus aurivillus, Seticereus icosagonus, Cactus icosagonus, Cereus icosagonus, Borzicactus icosagonus, Binghamia icosagona
Family: Cactaceae
Cleistocactus  icosagonus
Borzicactus icosagonus at the Huntington Gardens in April
Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-10

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 50F (10C)

Heat Tolerance: Light shade in Phoenix in summer

Sun Exposure: Light shade to full sun

Origin: Southern Ecuador, northern Peru

Growth Habits: Shrubby, prostrate or upright stems, up to 2 feet long (60 cm), 2 inches in diameter (5 cm) 10 to 20 ribs; spines numerous;

Watering Needs: Water generously during the summer.


Cleistocactus  icosagonus

Cleistocactus  icosagonus

Blooming Habits:
Flowers 3.2 inches (8 cm) in length, red; fruit 2 inches long (5 cm), yellow

Fruiting Habits:

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