Pygmaeocereus bieblii Family: Cactaceae. This Peru native is the smallest of the Cereoid cacti. The Cereus group are the tall columnar cacti most people know of through plants like the Saguaro, Organ Pipe Cactus, San Pedro, etc. Nearly all of them get much taller than a person, with some becoming giants. Then we have this cute little guy who decided to be different and stay under 6 inches despite belonging to the group! The plant is green with white aeroles and stubby spines. It starts out globular and stays that way for a long time before slowly becoming slightly columnar (remember it stays pretty small). Produces big white flowers on a long tube. This species has only been commercial cultivation for a few years now, so it is still pretty rare in people's collections. Easy to grow. Give good light but watch for sunburn in hot sun. Water as the soil is nearly dry. Keep dryer in winter. Protect from frost.
You will receive the plant shown in images 1-3. It is shown growing in a 5" diameter pot and has 9 pups. Last image shows the flowers.
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