The Esprestoa blossfeldiourum is a species of the castatoas very different from the one already commented, lanata .
Species of Espostoa is phanerogam of cacti. They are columnar cactus and its habitat is found in Peru, where it is endemic.
Its original habitat is centered in the regions of Cajamarca and along the Marañón River valley.
As the Genus Espostoa is known, it owes its name to the renowned botanist Nicolás Esposto.
It has other names or synonyms, such as Cephalocereus blossfeldiorum, Cereus blossfeldiorum, Thrixanthocereus blossfeldiorum or Thrixanthocereus cullmannianus.
Description of the Cactus Espostoa blossfeldiorum.
It is a columnar cactus, so it can also reach a large size, 3 to 4 meters high and usually thicken its stem, from 5 to 10 centimeters in diameter.
It is a perennial and fleshy cactus, of green color, very good assortment of thorns and that gets to develop white and yellow flowers.
The flowers have a funnel-shaped or conical shape, which gives a bad smell and tend to be dull yellow.
About 6 or 7 cm in length and about 5 cm in diameter.
They bear fruit, which is dark green and about 3 cm and 2.5 cm in diameter.
Its stem has about 18 to 25 ribs, with rings close together and about 560 central spines. These are brown-black and about 3 cm long.
It has about 25 white radial spines of about 5 to 10 mm.
From its upper part, it grows thick wool whitish or yellowish together with numerous bristles, of about 5 cm.
How to take care of the Espostoa blossfeldiorum.
In terms of light and temperature that best comes to the blossfeldiorum, to grow and develop properly, it must be of mild temperature, since it does not withstand low temperatures.
Avoid temperature drops below 7ºC, especially if the humidity is high. The average temperature that goes well, is at 10ºC.
It needs good lighting and vegetates well, both in the sun and under a slight shading. In dry places, it can withstand some cold.
It can withstand full sun, although without excess, so it better in partial shade.
Irrigation and multiplication.
The watering of our Espostoa blossfeldiorum should be a little more restricted than for the average of the cactus because it can rot easily, so it is convenient not to wet the body or stem of the plant.
During the winter it is recommended to keep it completely dry in a cool place. Do not water or do it lightly once a month, depending on the environment.
The multiplication is by means of seeds or cuttings, although it is more advisable the seeds.