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Espostoa guentheri
Scientific Name: Espostoa guentheri (Kupper) Buxb.
Synonym: Cereus guentheri, Vatricania guentheri, Cephalocereus guentheri
Family: Cactaceae
Espostoa  guentheri Recommended Temperature Zone:
USDA: 9b-11

Minimum Avg. Temperature: 55F (12C)

Sun Exposure: Full sun

Origin: Bolivia

Growth Habits: Shrubby columnar cactus, up to 7 feet tall (2 m), pale green stems up to 4 inches in diameter (10 cm); about 27 ribs; yellowish white areoles; 25 spines, 0.2 to 0.6 inch long (5-15 mm)

Watering Needs: Very rot prone


Mature specimen at Monaco's Jardin Exotique, showing its cephalium

Blooming Habits:
The Espostoa guentheri has a brownish lateral cephalium, with reddish-brown bristles and hairs, up to 2.5 inch thick (6.2 cm). The yellowish flowers come in early summer and measure 1.2 inches in diameter (3 cm).

Fruiting Habits:

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