Old Man of the Andes – The Cactus Outlet
Curiosity Cacti

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Oreocereus trolli. Native to the high deserts of Argentina and Bolivia. The hair protects these plants from the scorching sun and frosts of their native habitat. The old man of the Andes has a very interesting growth habit and is extremely slow growing.

These larger plants are limited in availability. Only 9 available in this larger size! The Old man of the Andes makes a great container plant and can be planted outside in suitable climates. Tolerates cold to the mid twenties at night. Our 10gal plants are 18"-26" tall and have at least one arm.

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. All of our plants are shipped bare root.  

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Maria Kusner
Old man of the Andes

It small but will grows! I love the plant beautiful, looks like the old man with a long grey hair.

Jeffrey Johnson
Excellent plant

Arrived in great shape. Very nice size. I will enjoy having it in my collection and watching it grow.