Acanthocereus tetragonus 'Fairy Castle', a tall, columnar cactus variety, is native to the temperate regions of the Americas and is named for the fact that its clustering branches often resemble the turrets of a castle! The stems are bright green and feature wooly spine clusters along each of their 5 ridges, lending the plant a distinct appearance. Capable of reaching up to 6 feet tall at maturity, this slow-growing variety typically stays far more petite and rarely flowers in captivity – at least not until reaching 10 years of age or more!
An excellent starter cactus for beginner growers, it has fairly standard care requirements – chief among which are plenty of bright light, and a thorough but infrequent watering schedule. Like most cacti, overwatering is the greatest risk to this variety’s health, so care must be taken to only water when the soil has become completely dried through, and to utilize a very porous soil mix within a well-draining pot. Adequate airflow can also play an important role in warding off dampness, though chilly drafts and freezing temperatures are to be avoided.
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Plant sizing is based on the diameter of the nursery pot (2", 2.5", 3", 4" etc), not the plant itself. Plants may be slightly larger or smaller than the pot they are grow in depending on availability or time of year. While we do our best to ship plants as similar to those pictured as possible, please keep in mind that all plants are unique from one to the next, and display color, shape, and growth variation based on current environment, time of year, and other contributing factors. Please note that we ship our plants as dry as possible in the fall and winter months to prevent root rot or freezing. They will plump back up after planting!