Oreocereus celsianus - Old Man Cactus
Hairy and white, this columnar cacti is about 4” thick with about 10 ribs, not that you could see them, because they are covered in silky white hairs. They have a lot of short golden radial spines that also hide beneath this hair but they have 1-4 sharp, central spines up to 2” long that will protrude through its fuzzy exterior. This Andean old man grows at a fairly rapid rate, it loves alkaline soil but it hates moisture during cool cold weather.
Please note that no two plants are exactly the same, that’s what makes them so unique! There may be some slight variations in height, width, amount of leaves, etc. We do our best to ensure your plants are consistent and keep our listings updated. As these are live plants, they change frequently.
We have the ability to procure hundreds of varieties of plants from 2 inches to 5 gallons. If you do not see what you are looking for, please send us a message and we will see if we can help!
BARE ROOT NOTIFICATION-
Most cactus and agaves are available bare root, this can simplify shipping and dramatically decrease the package weight. Almost all plants over 1 gallon in size will be shipped bare root.
Please note, shipments to Hawaii and Alaska have greater costs for shipping. We will help you find the best freight quotes we can. Plants shipped to Hawaii cannot include soil.
We cannot guarantee plants, but luckily most of them do just fine if kept in moderate temperatures. When shipping to extremely cold regions, we can supply a heat pack upon request or an ice pack when shipping from Arizona in the hot summers.
This magical, mystical plant is the queen of the southwest. It’s known for the key ingredient in tequila and mezcal, but also has other medicinal qualities. Even more impressive than the stately silhouettes in soft spectrums of greens and blues is their drought-tolerant qualities. Perfect for today’s world. Our healthy plants are grown here in Arizona. With over 57 varieties, we’re confident you’ll find at least a few of our agaves you can’t live without.