Old Man Of The Andes Cactus, Large Oreocereus Trollii - Free US Shipping


Oreocereus trollii is a plant native to the higher altitudes of the Andes Mountains. Although they have an appearance that is similar to other "Old Man" cacti, these are a bit rarer and have some features that set them apart.

Also known as Old Man of the Andes and Old Man of the Mountain, O. trollii is covered by the wooly hair indicative of all Old Man cacti. The hairs are actually modified spines that protect the plants from excessive sunlight as well as frost. Old Man of the Andes will typically grow no taller than 24 inches however they can have a large diameter when compared to other columnar cacti. These also produce "pups" at their base at a relatively young age and can form large clumps over time. The plant has a multitude of stiff, dark spines that extend past the wool, giving it a distinctive appearance.

The listing photos show all sides of the three cacti that are being made available individually, each growing in a 6 inch container. They are between 8-1/4 and 8-1/2 inches tall and are 3 to 3-1/2 inches in diameter. These measurements do not include the length of the spines. Each cactus will be shipped with a minimal amount of soil and no pots will be included.

These succulents are hardy to 20 degrees Fahrenheit but exposure to temperatures lower than 50 degrees should be limited. They should be placed in an area that receives a full day of bright indirect sunlight or a minimum of 5 hours direct morning through early afternoon sunlight. During warmer months of the year, the plant should be watered several days after the soil has fully dried. Water once per month during cooler months.

PLEASE NOTE: We do not use heat packs and we are not responsible for damage related to the plants being exposed to cold temperatures.

Shipping to any address within the United States is included in the listing price, with the following exceptions:

We cannot ship these to addresses within the states of California, Hawaii or to any of the US island territories. Contact us prior to ordering if the destination falls within the state of Alaska as additional shipping charges may apply.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1 business day

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 2 business days
  • Europe : 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.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

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Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns and exchanges

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Intimate items (for health/hygiene reasons)

Conditions of return

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why don't you ship live plants to locations within the state of California?

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.

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Wow beautiful and healthy cacti. Fast shipping and well packed. Will come back to this shop again.

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