Ready for a new home! Stenocereus griseus cactus.
Ready to be planted in your yard or decorative pots, basic cactus type soil/soil that drains well is always best!
Handle with CARE and please see our FAQ for basic care info.
**Cactus are not perfect, they may have small flaws, we try and photograph all sides of a cactus including any flaws that catch our attention, but please do not expect every spine to be perfect, these are growing cactus and like people, they have character!
Origin and Habitat: The native distribution of Stenocereus griseus is in coastal Venezuela in the Falcon-Lara complex. Also in the intra-Andean arid patches of Táchira, and Mérida states and adjacent islands, but now subspontaneous and broadly naturalized after abondoned cultivation throughout Mexico (Guanajuato, Guerrero, Jalisco, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatán), Colombia, Netherland Antilles (Bonaire), Curaçao; Aruba; Sint Eustatius and Saba (Saba, Sint Eustatius); Saint Martin (French part); Sint Maarten (Dutch part); Trinidad and Tobago.
Habitat: Stenocereus griseus occurs in tropical deciduous forest and xerophyllous scrub with Prosopis. The species is widespread, abundant, and there are no major threats. It also grows in huge numbers in the dryer zones of the Caribbean Rim, where plants may reach 10 m in height and grow in dense thickets. It is so common as nearly to be a weed in the desert scrub of Aruba, Bonaire, and Curacao of the Netherlands Antilles, where it grows both wild and cultivated. The plants are also commonly planted around homes and gardens and are tolerated on agricultural lands, meaning that plants are left when the vegetation is cleared for agriculture.
Ecology: Its fruits have an ecological role; they are consumed by invertebrates and reptiles, birds, bats, and flightless mammals. The species is interesting from the point of view of seed dispersion syndromes because its pulp may exhibit two colours within the same population: blood red and greenish white, corresponding to ornithochory (seed dispersion by birds) and chiropterochory syndromes (seed dispersion by bats) respectively.
***As a Disclaimer, ALL of our CACTUS, whether potted or as cuttings are sold strictly for ornamental pleasure! They look awesome and they’re fun to grow and collect! Please don’t ask us if we sell any cactus that will make you smarter, we don’t. Please don’t ask us if we sell any cactus that will make you more attractive, we don’t. Grow hair? We don’t! Lose weight? We don’t. Grow muscles? We don’t!