This cactus will grow up to 3M tall, though they are only some 6cm across.
Slender, erect, grey-green columns, with burgundy flowers in spring.
This is not a common plant in Karin’s Garden. This specimen is in our personal garden and we inherited it when we moved there. It is very striking and visitors often comment on it. Probably not a good plant if there are often small children about.
Click here to view the Cleistocactus strausii page in Karin’s Garden.