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Old Man of the Andes Cactus in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Oreocereus trollii

 

Old Man of the Andes Cactus

Oreocereus trollii forms clumping clusters of columns to 60cm in height. The stems are densely covered in white woolly spines that resemble white hair. Some bright red spines are visible above the wool . Flowers are violet red and semi-tubular in shape.

 
plant Features
  • Old Man of the Andes Cactus likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Old Man of the Andes Cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

  • Old Man of the Andes Cactus is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Old Man of the Andes Cactus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
plant information

Common name

Old Man of the Andes Cactus

Latin name

Oreocereus trollii

type

Succulent

family

Cactaceae

ph

5.0 - 6.5 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Old Man of the Andes Cactus likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Old Man of the Andes Cactus is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Old Man of the Andes Cactus likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Old Man of the Andes Cactus likes very little water

    Very little water

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Old Man of the Andes Cactus is 0.10meters x 0.60meters 0.10 M 0.60 M

Oreocereus trollii

Oreocereus trollii forms clumping clusters of columns to 60cm in height. The stems are densely covered in white woolly spines that resemble white hair. Some bright red spines are visible above the wool . Flowers are violet red and semi-tubular in shape.


Planting young plants

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Prefers porous cactus soil with adequate drainage. Bright light to full sun with ample airflow. Plant in plastic pots as clay pots dry out.

 

Flowering

From Mid Spring TO Mid Summer

Flowers are violet red and semi-tubular in shape.

 
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