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Oreocereus trollii (Old Man of the Andes)

Oreocereus trollii
Old Man of the Andes

They are native to the arid, mountainous regions of South Bolivia to North Argentina and grow between 10,000-15,000ft above sea level. The long, white hairs protect them from both light frost and intense UV rays. As they mature plants will assume a clumping habit and produce new stems that will emerge from the soil. A versatile cactus, they can be grown as a houseplant, on the patio, in containers or in the ground. Just make sure to provide sufficient light to indoor plants.

Plant Type Cactus / Succulent, Perennial
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 8 (10° F)
Flower Color Red, Pink
Flower Season Early Summer
Growth Rate Slow
Height 2-3ft
Spread Clumping 2ft or more
Spacing 3-5ft
Characteristics Plant of Merit, Showy
Attracts Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Banks and Slopes, Patio and Containers, Small Gardens, Specimen
Tolerance Clay Soil, Cold, Drought, Dry Soil, Frost, Heat, Rocky Soil
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
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