Backebergia militaris


Description: 

Tree-like branching cactus with columns having 9 to 11 ribs; gray needle spines tipped black; developing brown woolly cephalium cap at or near apex of branches, cylindric greenish flowers. The ones we have, have yet to show their cephalia....but we are hoping soon!

$150 per foot in larger sizes.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
10-11
Family: 
Cactaceae
Flower : 
Greenish
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Sun to partial shade
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Moderate in summer, dry in winter
Speed of Growth: 
Moderate
Mature Height: 
40ft
Mature Width: 
12ft
Walk-in Retail Prices
4": 
$25.00
6": 
$50.00
Latin Name: 
Backebergia militaris

Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)

Movies:

RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)

Television:

USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan

Zoos:

Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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