- Old Man Cactus Description
- Old Man Cactus Specs and Regions
- Old Man Cactus Water and Light Recommendations
- Check Your Zone
Cephalocereus Senilis grows white, wool-like fuzz from top to bottom. They grow vertical and can become quite tall. Pups will off-set at the base of the mother plant. A beautiful cactus to add dimension or to use as a focal point in your drought tolerant garden. Will also look beautiful in a classic terracotta pot. Beware, this cactus has long brown spines that poke through its white wool.
Native to: Andes of Peru, Bolivia, Argentina
Recommended light conditions: full sun
Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost
Bloom Color: whitish pink
Watering Needs Indoors: Instead of giving your succulents gradual sips of water throughout the week, give them a good soaking, to the point where water runs out the drainage holes at the bottom of the pot. Be sure to empty the water that runs into the saucer, succulents do not like to sit in water. Then let the soil dry out completely before watering again.
Watering Needs Outdoors: In the Summer water your succulents every two weeks, by soaking them and letting them dry before watering again. In the Winter water your succulents once a month.
Technical Information About This Plant
- Requires bright light for most of the day. Or constant dappled shade.
- Best to water every 2 weeks.
Knowing what your planting zone is can be vitally important to your plants thriving. Keep in mind that the zones pertain to OUTDOOR planting. If you plan to keep your plants indoors for fall-winter the zones may be irrelevant.
Love the Old Man Cactus❣️I like the unusual succulents and cacti. So for me the name says it all❣️
Beautiful plants will reorder. Thanks
Super cute! It came well packaged and very healthy. Definitely will buy from Succy Crafts again in the future!