Tephrocactus articulatus papyracanthus - Paper Spine Cactus

$6.99
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1 unit
SKU:
CA5998

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Paper Spine Cactus (Tephrocactuus articulatus papyracanthus) (Backeberg): A unique cactus with long, flattened pseudo-spines that resemble raffia. It grows knobby, segmented stems that can branch and stack up quite tall over time. This variety can be reluctant to bloom, but the stem segments break off easily and are readily re-rooted.

This variety of cactus will not survive a frost, but if there is a risk of freezing temperatures it can be brought indoors to grow on a sunny window sill or under a grow light. Cactus need bright sunlight, great drainage, and infrequent water to prevent rot. Pick containers with drainage holes and use well-draining cactus and succulent soil with 70% to 80% mineral grit such as coarse sand, pumice, or perlite. Water deeply and wait for the soil to completely dry out before watering again.

Full Cactus Guide

Color - Primary

Blue / Blue-green

Color - Secondary

Grey / Silver

Bloom Color

White Bloom

Cold Hardiness

Zone 10 (30F)

Recommended Light Conditions

Full Sun

Recommended Light Conditions

Bright Indoor Light

Maximum Height

Over 12"

Growth Habit / Shape

Vertical Grower / Tall Stem

Product Format

2.5" Pot

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