Mexican Fence Post Cactus (Lophocereus marginatus) – The Cactus Outlet

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Stenocereus marginatus or Mexican fence post is a large columnar cactus from Mexico. Growing well over twelve feet tall in the landscape, the Mexican fence post makes a real nice landscape or container plant. Fits in equally well with modern or rustic design elements. New "arms" grow from the bottom of the main stems. Protect growing tips from temperatures below freezing. Tolerates a bright room indoors. Plant in morning sun all the way to full sun in the landscape. Plant in well drained soil and never over water.

Columnar Cacti design and application suggestions:

Columnar cacti are impactful and dramatic. Frame an entryway, put one in an office corner that is just screaming for something interesting or if you are lucky to live in a suitable outdoor environment, install a few columnar cacti in the landscape for dramatic effect. Our columnar cacti are equally happy in a decorative pot or planted in the ground.

Our columnar cacti offer you different colors and growth forms. The totem pole and curiosity cacti have very interesting growth habits. The Mexican fence post, peruvian apple, organ pipe, saguaro and senita offer elegance and presence. The curiosity cacti, silver and golden torch offer splashes of color to integrate with your space.

Why purchase our Columnar Cacti?

Our columnar cacti are grown in their native habitat right here in Southern Arizona. Raised outdoors with just the right amount of water and fertilizer, they come to you in their natural form. These plants do not come to you from a greenhouse. They are already hardy to whatever growing conditions you have to offer. Our columnar cacti present the same appearance as you will find them in their native habitats.

If you want to plant them in a container for a sunroom, patio or window planter, great! If you want to take your columnar cacti and plant them in the ground, also great! No acclimation needed. Our plants are ready to go!

Reliable packaging and shipping

We strive to offer the most healthy cacti and succulents you can find anywhere that are shipped right to your door. Our plants are professionally packaged with expertise honed by shipping amazing plants to customers like you for over 20 years. Our packaging process ensures a bare minimum of damaged orders. All of our plants are wrapped in bubble wrap and tape, which should not be taken off until your plant is in its final home. The bubble wrap offers you and the plant additional protection while planting.

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Steve Zalkin
Loving our Mexican Fence Post Cactus

Mike's guidance was super helpful in us selecting the correct plant for our breakfast nook. Our Mexican Fence Post cactus showed up as scheduled. It was packaged like a fine piece of china and traveled to Omaha, Nebraska unscathed. Talked with Mike about potting this plant and his suggestions were very helpful. Can't wait to talk my wife into letting me get another cactus from The Cactus Outlet!

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Warren Potter
online purchase

don't like the curved columnars. Topped straitest section for rerooting, hopefully will get additional cacti from base.

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Greg Patterson
The best outdoor cactus species!

My order arrived before the promised delivery date and was undamaged. Mexican Fence Posts are probably the cleanest-looking cacti and my favorite.

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Shelly Wolfe
Loving this Handsome Fencepost

My husband and I really love this dark-green columnar cactus which has already started the sign of developing arms! I heard these cacti grow up to 20 feet in the desert, which would be amazing to see in my garden.

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Morgan Williams
Will Order Again 🤞 🤞

I was a little nervous about ordering larger cacti online, so I ordered 1 to start. My cactus arrived fast and the plant is hardy- my boss loved it for inside the office. Will definitely be ordering more to add to our office.