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Oreocereus Old Men of the Andes

Original price $18.00 - Original price $18.00
Original price
$18.00 - $18.00
Current price $18.00
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The Oreocereus celsianus, affectionately known as the Old Man of the Andes, is a fascinating cactus that instantly draws the eye with its distinctive appearance. This unique plant is celebrated for its long, white hairs that cover its columnar body. This protective hair serves not only as a stunning visual feature but also helps to shield the plant from the intense sunlight in its native high-altitude habitats in the Andes.

Adapting well to container life, the Old Man of the Andes prefers bright light and should be placed in a spot where it can bask in the sun's rays for most of the day. It requires a well-draining soil mix, typical of cacti, to prevent root rot and prefers infrequent watering, making it a perfect choice for those seeking drought-tolerant, low-maintenance plants.

Mature plants may surprise with a display of red to purple flowers, emerging from the top of the cactus, adding a burst of color to the already striking plant. These blooms are a delightful contrast to the white hairs and green flesh of the cactus.

The plant you see pictured is a representation of the Oreocereus you will receive. Each is carefully selected to ensure it showcases the characteristic 'old man' hair covering and robust form, ready to add interest to your collection.

Pot Size

80 mm squat pot

Growing Medium



This plant will be sent in its plastic growing pot

We only ship plants on Mondays. Please order before 2pm on Sunday to ensure your plant will be sent the following Monday. Orders placed after this time MIGHT not be shipped untill the following week.

We only ship plants to non-quarantine states (sorry sorry WA, TAS and NT residents). Shipping of plants is capped at $18.00 per order. This includes the packing materials and labour times. We use recycled packing where possible to reduce our waste and keep cost down, but we ensure that all packing material is sturdy enough to resist damage during transit.

If no one is home to receive your order, the parcel will be left in a safe place. We will not request signature on delivery, as parcels sent back to the post office may not get picked up for days, therefore increasing the amount of stress placed on the plant(s) inside.

This plant can also be picked up from the Northern Wellbeing Centre; 113C miller st, Epping VIC. If you select this option at check-out, we will email you to organise a pick-up time.

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