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Old Man Cactus Description

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.

Old Man Cactus Specs and Regions

Native to: Andes of Peru, Bolivia, Argentina 

Zone: 9-11

Recommended light conditions: full sun

Hardiness: tender soft succulent - will not tolerate frost

Bloomtime: Spring

Bloom Color: whitish pink

Old Man Cactus Water and Light Recommendations

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.

Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews


My Old Man

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

Beautiful plants will reorder. Thanks

Old Man Cactus

Super cute! It came well packaged and very healthy. Definitely will buy from Succy Crafts again in the future!

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