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Fouquieria Splendens ssp Splendens - 5 Seeds - Ocotillo Jacob's staff Cactus

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Fouquieria Splendens ssp Splendens - Ocotillo / Jacob's staff Cactus

5 Seeds

Fouquieria splendens, known as Ocotillo, Jacob's staff or Jacob cactus, a semi succulent pachycaul plant native to the Sonoran and Chihuahuan Desert in the Southwestern USA and northern Mexico

It forms an arrangement of upright, branching at the base stems, leafless for most of the year, but quickly forms leaves along all the stems after rainfall, followed by long, scarlet flowers using hummingbirds as their pollinators. Leaves may remain for several weeks of  months before dropping them with a return to dry conditions. This may happen several times a year in its growing season.

Can grow to a height of around 8 meters and a spread of 3 meters.

Hardy down to -15°C, but MUST be kept dry.