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  Oreocereus trollii Kupper
  Family Name : Cactaceae

  Synonyms : Oreocereus crassiniveus, Oreocereus irigoyenii

  Common Names : Old Man of the Mountain, Old Man of the Andes

Old Man of the Mountain,Old Man of the Andes
  • Record Info
  • Life Stage & Characteristics
    • Plant Growth Form :
      Succulent Plant
  • Biogeography
    • Native Distribution :
      Argentina, Bolivia
      Native Habitat :
      Terrestrial (Mountain)
      Preferred Climate Zone :
      Highland / Montane
      Local Conservation Status :
      Exotic (Horticultural / Cultivated Only)
  • Description & Ethnobotany
    • Plant Morphology :
      Growth Form: Clump-forming succulent with columnar stems.
      Stems: Stems are densely covered in long, white hairs and armed with orange to reddish brown, conical spines.
      Habitat :
      This species is naturally found in dry, mountainous regions.
      Cultivation :
      It grows best in fertile, well-drained soils. Allow the soil to dry before re-watering.
      Ethnobotanical Uses :
  • Landscaping Features
    • Desirable Plant Features :
      Ornamental Stems
      Plant & Rootzone Preference/Tolerance :
      Dry Soils / Drought, Well-Drained Soils
      Landscape Uses :
      Interiorscape/ Indoor Plant, Container Planting
      Thematic Landscaping :
      Rockery / Desert Garden
      Usage Hazards / Cons :
      Spines/Thorns - Stem/Branch
  • Plant Care & Propagation
    • Light Preference :
      Full Sun
      Water Preference :
      Little Water
      Propagation Method :
  • Floral (Angiosperm)
    • Flower Colour(s) :
      Pink, Red
      Flower Size :
      4 cm

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