Cleistocactus samaipatanus
Login
User Name
Password   


Registration is FREE. Click to become a member of OrchidBoard community
(You're NOT logged in)

menu menu

Sponsor
Donate Now
and become
Forum Supporter.

Cleistocactus samaipatanus
Many perks!
<...more...>


Sponsor
 

Google


Fauna Top Sites
LOG IN/REGISTER TO CLOSE THIS ADVERTISEMENT
  #1  
Old 05-03-2021, 09:26 PM
estación seca's Avatar
estación seca estación seca is offline
Senior Member
Cleistocactus samaipatanus
 

Join Date: Jun 2015
Zone: 9b
Location: Phoenix AZ - Lower Sonoran Desert
Posts: 12,662
Cleistocactus samaipatanus Male
Default Cleistocactus samaipatanus

Cleistocactus (or Borzicactus) samaipatanus, AKA Samaipaticereus boliviensis, depending on how far back in time you read. It's in a large plastic pot on top of my mailbox, which is 16" / 40cm square.

Cleistocactus samaipatanus-cleistocactus_samaipatanus_20210503a_seca-jpg

I've had this since about 1995, when a friend in the Henry Shaw Cactus Society gave me a tiny cutting. It's one of the easiest of all cacti to propagate, grow and flower. In St Louis I grew and flowered it in a 3.5" / 9cm square pot.

Cleistocactus samaipatanus-cleistocactus_samaipatanus_20210503b_seca-jpg

It tolerates near-full sun here, almost all day long, if it's watered regularly. It also does really well in a hot, humid summer climate. It doesn't mind being moist all summer. That is what it gets in habitat. Still, it shouldn't stand in water. It flowers multiple times in summer once stems get about 2 feet long. More fertilizer means more flowers. There are multiple clones in cultivation. None is particularly upright, though many people try to stake them that way. It looks best hanging in a basket, or from a pot on a pedestal.

Cleistocactus samaipatanus-cleistocactus_samaipatanus_20210503c_seca-jpg

It tolerates a fair amount of overnight frost without damage. It needs the next day to be well above freezing, however. I don't think this would grow in a garden very far north.

Cleistocactus samaipatanus-cleistocactus_samaipatanus_20210503d_seca-jpg

Any stem cutting will root easily during warm weather, in bright shade. Water, then let get almost dry. If you need a lot of plants in a hurry, stems can be cut into slices of the same length as the diameter of the stem, and pressed sideways, half-way into the potting mix.

Cleistocactus samaipatanus-cleistocactus_samaipatanus_20210503e_seca-jpg

I have five other Cleistocactus species, all of which are very upright growers. They also have wonderful flowers. One is red-orange, one red, and two are pink with bright green tips. One has fluorescent lime-green flowers that open at night.

Cleistocactus samaipatanus-cleistocactus_samaipatanus_20210503f_seca-jpg

Mourning doves build their nests in a lot of my flowerpots this time of year. I wasn't able to get close enough to focus properly.

Cleistocactus samaipatanus-cleistocactus_samaipatanus_mourning_dove_20210503_seca-jpg

After this flowering I will prune the pieces dangling down towards the opening of my mailbox. If anybody wants some send me a message.

I know it is grown in England, by members of the British Cactus and Succulent Society. I think it is readily available from specialty cactus nurseries in the EU as well.
__________________
May the bridges I've burned light my way.

Weather forecast for my neighborhood
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 4 Likes
Likes rbarata, SADE2020, DeaC, sweetjblue liked this post
  #2  
Old 05-04-2021, 06:52 AM
Dollythehun's Avatar
Dollythehun Dollythehun is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Aug 2016
Zone: 6a
Location: Northern Indiana
Posts: 5,466
Cleistocactus samaipatanus Female
Default

❤️ beautiful!
Reply With Quote
Post Thanks / Like - 1 Likes
Likes estación seca liked this post
  #3  
Old 05-04-2021, 06:01 PM
DeaC's Avatar
DeaC DeaC is offline
Senior Member
 

Join Date: Jun 2014
Zone: 6b
Member of:AOS
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 2,606
Cleistocactus samaipatanus Female
Talking

Unlike anything I've ever seen. But then again I'm in NJ. My weakness is anything pendant and this is awesome!
__________________
Wise men speak because they have something to say. Fools because they have to say something. Plato
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Tags
cactus, cleistocactus, flowers, pot, summer


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Desert Flowers 2018 Part 1 estación seca Off Topic - Totally 13 05-09-2018 08:11 AM

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:55 PM.

© 2007 OrchidBoard.com
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO v2.0.37 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

Clubs vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.