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Frost Tolerance: Hardy to 25°F (-4°C). The stem tips are frost sensitive and should be protected on cold nights. A styrofoam cup does a good job at it.
Sun Exposure: Full sun
Origin: Southern Arizona (USA), northern Mexico
Growth Habits: Columnar cactus branching at the base, up to 21 feet tall (7 m), 5-20 stems, 2-8 in. in diameter (5-20 cm); 12-17 ribs; 1 to 3 centrals, lowest one longer, up to 2 in. long (5 cm); 7-9 radial, 0.4 inches long (1 cm), brown at first, turning black later
Watering Needs: Little to moderate water.
Propagation: Cuttings, seeds