Cereus type (Columnar)

Carnegiea gigantea (Saguaro). Sunset: 11-13,18-21; USDA: 9-10. Full sun. Heat tolerant. Little water. Hardy to 15°F. Grows to 50′ tall. Origin: Sonoran desert of southwestern USA and Northern Mexico.

Harrisia tetracantha. Synonyms: Cereus tetracanthus, Eriocereus tephracanthus, Roseocereus tephracanthus

Lophocereus schottii ‘mieckleyanus’ (Thin senita form). Organ pipe cactus. Sunset: 12-13,16,17,21-24; USDA: 9-11. Full sun. Heat tolerant. Little water. Hardy to 18 F. Each stem can grow to 20′ tall, 4-6″ diameter. Origin: Arizona, northwestern Mexico.

Lophocereus schottii (Senita). Organ pipe cactus. Sunset: 12-13, 16, 17, 21-24; USDA: 9-11. Full sun. Heat tolerant. Little water. Hardy to 18°F. Branching cactus, each stem can grow to 28′ tall, 10″ diameter. Small white flowers. Origin: AZ, northwest Mexico

Lophocereus schottii monstrose ‘mieckleyanus’ (Thin totem pole). Sunset: 12-13,16,17,21-24; USDA: 9-11). Mutated form of Lophocereus schottii. Full sun. Heat tolerant. Little water. Hardy to 20 F. Grows to 20′ tall; 8′ diameter. Origin: Arizona, northwestern Mexico

Lophocereus schottii v. monstrose (Totem cactus). Sunset:12-13,16,17,21-24; USDA: 9-11). Mutated form of Lophocereus schottii. Full sun. Heat tolerant. Little water. Hardy to 18°F. Grows to 26′ tall. Origin: Arizona, northwestern Mexico

Myrtillocactus geometrizans (Blue candle). USDA: 9b-11. Full sun. Heat tolerant. Moderate water. Hardy to 26°F. Grows to 12′ tall; 8′ diameter. Origin: Northern central Mexico.

Stenocereus alamosensis (Octopus cactus). Syn. Rathbunia alamosensis. USDA: 9b-10. Full sun. Little water. Hardy to 28°F. Thicket of bending stems, up to 10 ft tall. Tubular pinkish red flowers, attracts hummingbirds. Origin: Mexico (Chihuahua and Sonora)

Stenocereus gatesii. Full sun, Recommended Temperature Zone: USDA: 9b-11 Growth Habits: Tree like cactus, up to 15 feet tall, Slender stems up to 3 + inches in diameter when mature; reddish central spines. Frost tolerates down to 26 deg. F. for short durations. Full sun Origin: Coastal Venezuela and islands nearby, introduced into Mexico.

Stenocereus marginatus (Mexican Fence Post / Organ pipe cactus). USDA: 9b-11. Full sun. Heat tolerant. Little water. Hardy to 23° F. Grows to 20′ tall. Origin: Central Mexico

Stenocereus pruinosus, Mexican organ pipe. USDA: 10. Full sun. Heat tolerant. Little to moderate water. Hardy to 23°F. Fast growing to 20′ tall. Origin: South-central Mexico.