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Senita Whisker Cactus

Whisker Cactus

The branching Senita Whisker Cactus is native to Baja Califoria, and grows well in Phoenix, Arizona. Its columns are slow growing, and reach up to 12 feet tall, and the areoles on the bottom part of the stems are woolly. It is very attractive in a landscape, and blooms in late spring through September, during the nights. The flowers usually close around mid-morning. Despite their beauty, the flowers do not have the most highly desirable aroma. It is a common xeriscape plant in Arizona. Since it is less frost resistant, it should be protected in temperatures below 25 degrees F.

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