Current batch looks like FIRST pic. Some stretched and distorted stems from when I imported them several months ago, but the new growth is nice. Caudex is around an inch across!
Caudex base with flat stripey stems spreading out from the center. Will develop tiny leaves, flowers, and spines on the edges of the stems. These can develop quite a large woody caudex that can be grown above the soil for a stunning look!
Shown in 3.5″ pots
Ships bare root. Pot and soil not included.
Part sun, protect from hot afternoon sun
Let dry between watering, water deeply
Soil – I recommend very well draining soil mix. Store bought cactus and succulent mix often still retains too much water. You can add pumice, lava rock, or perlite to loosen it up and improve drainage. I sell 1/8in pumice here – https://www.etsy.com/listing/983974776/pumice-18
Heat Packs – If your daytime temperatures are dropping below freezing, add a heat pack to your order. https://www.etsy.com/listing/983635192/heat-pack