Pilocereus azureus Species
Specimen Size: 11" tall by 3" in diameter.Cactus species Pilosocereus azureus is a stately looking blue colored columnar cactus that has very striking bluish stem growth, colums grow up to 9' ft.+ or (3+ meters) tall making a dramatic look in the cactus garden. Looks even more striking in evenings when given accent lighting. Spines are golden and near the top or apex Pilosocereus azureus tends to have woolly hairs on older plants. The flowers are small and average 1-1/2" in diameter with white near center and magenta on petal tips, buds are dark magenta to almost black. Makes a great contrasting landscape plant that is also very drought tolerant.
Synonym(s): Pilosocereus pachycladus, Pseudopilocereus pachycladus, Pseudopilocereus azureus, Pilosocereus atroflavispinus, Pseudopilocereus atroflavispinus, Pilosocereus oreus, Pseudopilocereus oreus, Pilosocereus pemambucoensis, Pseudopilocereus pernambucoensis, Pilosocereus splendidus, Pseudopilocereus spendidus, Pilosocereus superbus, Pseudopilocereus superbus, Pilosocereus cyaneus, Pilosocereus cenepequei, Pilosocereus schoebelii
Common names: In English: Blue Torch, Blue Columnar Cactus. In Português: Facheiro, Facheiro Azul, Mandacarú de Facho In Spanish: Azul Cardón.
Native to: South America-Brazil. Found primarily in these areas or regions of Brazil-(states of Piaui, Ceara, Rio Grande do Norte, Paraiba, Pernambuco, Alagoas, Sergipe and Bahia).
Care: Likes full sun and good draining soil. Hardy to 20 degrees. Easy to grow, little water required once well established.