Australian Desert Blooms


Neobuxbaumia is of easy culture. They are cold intolerant. Like all cacti light shade when young, full sun later. Ideal for the large garden when older. Grown in a 70 mm size pot.

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Neobuxbaumia Polylopha is a tall column-shaped cactus, that grows around one meter tall and is as thick as a telephone pole. The plant has deeply ribbed also short spines all over it. The flower comes up only when it is matured. Neobuxbaumia Polylopha is cold intolerant but doesn’t expose itself to freezing temperatures as it may die. Well-draining soil is required and plenty of water in their growing season. But allow it to dry out completely before watering again. Filtered sunlight when young to full sun as they get older per day.

Also known as Carnegiea polylopha, Cephalocereus Polylophus, Cereus polylophus, Pilocereus Polylophus


Australian Desert Blooms Nursery is producing many more cacti, cactus, and succulents for you to buy online. If anytime this cactus is out of stock know for sure that it will be back as quickly as possible. As we produce all our own stock here in Ipswich near Brisbane.


Watch your Neobuxbaumia for the first couple of months to check if they are happy where they are.

Neobuxbaumia Polylopha requires more sunlight if it looks like growing out of shape. Burning is a common fact when having new plants. Best to gradually give them more sunlight as the weeks go by. Instead of placing it in straight sunlight.

Allow them to sit for a week before giving them a good drink. Depending on the season. Make sure they dry out completely before watering again. Don’t forget to give them a spray with soapy water to keep the bugs off them. And provide very good ventilation.


All photos have been taken in their natural growing conditions and no adjustments to the photos have been made for selling purposes. Photos displayed are to be used as a guide only, as the cactus and succulents you received may vary in size and shape. The largest size cactus or succulents, we have available at the point of sale will be provided. For easy identification, a name tag will be provided.


All Neobuxbaumia are sent bare-rooted with no soil or pot and also wrapped in paper. Posted on Monday to Wednesday each week and sent by Australia post service. Sent express post for any size parcel.

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Weight0.08 kg
Dimensions13 × 10 × 10 cm


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