Neobuxbaumia polylopha

Neobuxbaumia polylopha

Neobuxbaumia polylopha, commonly known as cone cactus, wax cactus or golden-spined saguaro, is a species of flowering plant in the Cactaceae family. It is a big cactus forming green columns growing to 15 m and having 10 to 36 narrow ribs. The small areoles bear 1 flexible central spine and 4 to 8 radial spines. This cactus produces red flowers and green ovoid fruits.


Common NameCone Cactus, Wax
Cactus, Golden-Spined Saguaro, Golden
Botanical nameNeobuxbaumia
Life CyclePerennial
Basic ColourRed
Height7 -> 15
Habitatlimestone slopes
Altitude800 – 1300 m
Bloom TimeJune -> August
Plant TypeCactus, Succulent,
Fruit TypeBerry
different tolerancesHardy
Used PartsWhole plant
Plant UsesEdible fruit,
Active substancesNo active substances known
USDA Zone9 (-7), 10 (-1), 11 (+4)
Sun Exposurefull sun
Soil pHNeutral
Soil MoistureDry
Soil Type Stony, Sandy, Rocky
Propagationby seeds / by sowing,
by Cuttings, Self sows
Germinationtell us
Pests/ DiseasesDisease free

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