A wonderfull crest of
the “Old Man cactus” of the Andes.
This plant have nice fox-red sharp spines hidden
within abundant white hairs.
Cultivation: This is the hardiest of the
woolly columnar 'old man' cacti from the altiplano (highland) of
Bolivia, Peru & northern Argentina that grow at an altitude of 4000
meters. It is a very frost resistant cactus, hardy to -12°C (- 20 if
very dry). It need full sun exposures.
Propagation: Grafting, cuttings.