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Cactus Succulent

Maihuenia poeppigii

M. poeppigii is a slow-growing, mat-forming perennial cactus to 15cm high with a cylindrical, spiny and branched stem. Dark green, cylindrical, almost needle-like leaves form at the end of each branch and may be crowned by a funnel-shaped yellow flower in summer

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Size
Ultimate height
0.1–0.5 metres
Time to ultimate height
2–5 years
Ultimate spread
0.1–0.5 metres
Growing conditions
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Green
Summer Yellow Green
Autumn Green
Winter Green
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or South–facing or East–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H2
Botanical details
Family
Cactaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Evergreen
Habit
Matforming
Name status

Correct

Plant range
Chile, Argentina

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grows best in a well-drained soil in full sun; protect from winter rain. For further information see houseplant cacti and succulent cultivation

Propagation

Propagate by seed or stem cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Rock garden
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

None required

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Generally trouble free

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