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Pilocereus pachycladus azureus - Blue Columnar Cactus

SIZE: Pot Diameter x Total Height
17cm grow pot
21cm grow pot
Size Tip: Fits in a pot with a 18cm+ opening

Pilocereus pachycladus(also known as Pilosocereus azureus) is a columnar, tree-like, branching cactus, best known for its dramatic, silver-blue skin tone. Larger, mature plants produce white, funnel-shaped flowers which bloom at night.

The uniquely, stunning blue colour and golden spines makes the Blue Columnar Cactus a great interior design choice if you want something a bit special for your colour palette.

Pilocereus pachycladus azureus - Blue Columnar Cactus Care & Info Guide


Light: Needs plenty of bright, indirect light and some sun but avoid harsh sunlight as this may scorch the plant if it has not been acclimatised to it.

Water: Allow the soil to begin to dry out before watering. Do not over water or allow the soil to completely dry out.

Temperature: Happy anywhere between 10-27°C but happiest in warm conditions. Avoid cold draughts.

Feed: Feed once or twice a month during the growing season. View Plant Nutrition

Care Tips: The spines are sharp - take care when handling.

Height and Growth Rate: Ultimate height in its native environment is anything up to 10m. When grown indoors it should stay at a manageable height for many years. Fast growing.

Origin: Brazil.

Please note: images show how this plant may look at various stages of maturity. The size you choose may look different.