Lophocereus schottii monstrosus, Totem Pole Cactus

Lophocereus schottii monstrosus

Totem Pole Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: California, Southern Arizona and Mexico
USDA Zone: 9-11?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunDry conditionsOrnamental foliage

Growers find that this cactus is easy to grow in full sun, even in dry conditions. It is best to mimic their natural environment and give the totem pole cactus a well-drained soil. Make sure to use a pot with good drainage built in. For colder regions, the plant should be kept in a pot and moved indoors for the winter months.

Lophocereus schottii var. monstrosus forms a small shrub that grows 2-5 ft in height. Once established, they need very little supplemental water, especially during the hot summer months. During the rainy and winter seasons, the soil can be kept evenly moist.

This ornamental succulent offers interesting foliage and flowers, making it a great choice for gardens and landscaping. This hardy cactus variety is sure to make an eye-catching addition to any outdoor space, making it an ideal choice in USDA Zones 9-11.

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