Pilosocereus azurenscens (Blue Torch) 30cm Cutting
[Unrooted Cutting]

Price: AU$45.00 In Stock: 1 Available

This Brazilian cacti is one of the most spectacular columnar tree-like cereus species, growing to 1-10m in height. It ramify at the base or develops a distinct trunk with dozens of erected glaucous (bluish-silver) branches. Its elegant shape makes it look like a miniature blue Saguaro. This is one of the bluest columnar cacti.

The blue colouration gets bluer as the cactus ages. Blue Torch is a tall pillar type cactus with downy fur along the ribs and beautiful golden spines. Turquoise/ sky blue or light blue-green. Branches are 5,5-11 cm in diameter. Ribs are 5-19 about, straight, with traverse folds visible only at the stem apexes, 15-35 mm wide and with12-24 mm deep. Translucent spines with yellow hue turning grey as they get old.

Prefers a well draining soil in a full sun position.

Please note pricing is determined by the girth, length and condition of the plant / cutting

Syn: Pilocereus

Note: Orders containing cuttings may not be shipped the Tuesday following payment received as per usual procedure. This is due to the cactus being cut to order and dry weather is required to ensure rot does not occur.

IMPORTANT: Your cutting needs to be calloused before it is ready for planting. Keep the cutting dry for a week or two until the cut end has formed a callus, you can use a little sulphur on the end to help with drying and to protect it from rot, but it isn't a necessity. Once calloused you can plant your cutting. The process works any time of year, but cactus cuttings potted in late summer to early autumn root the fastest. Fill an adequately sized pot with specialty cactus soil or mix your own from scratch with extra grit added, coarse sand, perlite, scoria, or pumice gives the soil the appropriate drainage and aeration. Plant the calloused cutting in the prepared potting mix and top dress to prevent soil loss. Once potted, keep dry, do not water! Most cactus cuttings root in four to six weeks.

We strongly recommended to select Express Post shipping for all plant orders to minimise the transit time.
Pilosocereus azurenscens (Blue Torch) 30cm Cutting
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