Stenocereus sp., Organ Pipe Cactus, Octopus Cactus

Stenocereus sp.

Organ Pipe Cactus, Octopus Cactus
Family: Cactaceae
Origin: Mexico, Central America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunDry conditionsModerate waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersThorny or spinyEdible plantPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsEthnomedical plant.
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Stenocereus is a genus of columnar or tree-like cacti.

Stenocereus are often used as ornamental plants in hot and arid regions, and as noted above, some species can double as a fruit crop.

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