Common Name: Argentine Giant

  • Botanical Name:  Trichocerus candicans
  • Native Distribution: Argentina
  • Hardiness:  10-15 degrees
  • Sun: Full, afternoon shade, if available, is best
  • Water:  Moderate water until established
  • Growth (rate, size and form):  2’ x 3’ sprawling
  • Foliage (e/d, color, texture):  Green, medium Green.  Yellow spines with thorns
  • Flowers (color & season):   White, showy, Nocturnal
  • Comments (litter, thorns, allergenic):   Low litter.  Thorns, sometimes long.

Special Features (wildlife, other):

Makes a great selection for raised planters and under trees.  Fragrant flowers are exceptional with this Cacti.


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