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Espostoa lanata
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Espostoa lanata

Peruvian Old Man Cactus
Cactaceae
Cacti and succulents

From South Ecuador and north Peru. Columnar cactus, branching with age. Slow growing in pots, fairly fast (to 8 ft. tall and 2 ft. wide) in open ground. Light brown, bristly, 1/2–2-in.-long thorns are usually concealed in long white hair that covers the plant. Hair is especially long and dense near summit. Tubular, pink, 2-in.-long flowers in spring. Protect from hard frosts.

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