This is a rare opportunity to add a large blue columnar cactus to your succulent collection. Native to portions of Argentina and Bolivia, these as cacti can be found classified as either Cereus validus, Cereus validus forbesii, Cereus forbesii or Piptanthocereus forbesii.
Multiple sides of the two plants being made available are shown in the listing photos and they are identifiable by their associated letters. The photographs and size information below were updated on 6/28/23.
Plant "A" stands 37 inches above the soil surface and is up to 4-1/4 inches in diameter at the widest point.
Plant "B" is 35 inches tall and a maximum diameter of 4 inches.
Both plants are well rooted and are shown growing in their 15 gallon containers. There is a small amount of scarring present near their bases but they are otherwise in great condition. They will be shipped without soil or pots and will require containers that are a minimum of 12 inches deep and 12 inches wide. We suggest using pots that are even larger to avoid the need for frequent repotting.
These C. validus cacti will quickly and easily reach a height of 7 feet. Both of these specimens should begin to grow branches either this year or next. They are also at or near the size where large and showy blooms can be expected each summer.
These cacti will appreciate as much direct sunlight as can be provided but should be gradually introduced to late day direct sun as they have been greenhouse grown. Water once their soil has dried completely between the middle of spring and the middle of fall. Reduce watering to once every 6 to 8 weeks for the balance of the year. Although they may survive temperatures as low as 30 degrees Fahrenheit if their soil is dry, exposure to anything less than 40 degrees should be avoided. Standard cactus and succulent soil is an acceptable growing media for these plants.
Shipping to any address within the United States is included in the listing prices, with the following exceptions:
We cannot ship these cacti to addresses within the states of California, Hawaii or to any of the US island territories. Contact us prior to purchase if the destination is within the state of Alaska as additional shipping fees will apply.
Federal Express or UPS will be used to transport the cactus.
1-2 business days
I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.
Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.
Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery
Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery
But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.
Unfortunately, we lack the certifications required by the California Department Of Agriculture that would allow us to ship live plants to those residing in the state of California.