Common Name: Mexican fence post
Origin: Pachycereus marginatus likely originated from central Mexico, within the states of San Luis Potosí, Querétaro, Guanajuato, Hidalgo, and Oaxaca. However, due to its prevalence, the exact origin is known.
Description: The Mexican fence post is a dark-green columnar cactus that develops basal branches when mature, possessing 5-7 ribs. Stems are rough and erect, growing up to 4 m in cultivation, and 15 m in the wild. Cacti are spined along each rib, with mature cacti possessing shorter spines than juvenile specimens. During the spring, pink to green flowers will develop from areoles, leading to spiny red fruits.
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