Neobuxbaumia polylopha

Fourteen feet tall (approximately). Special collector specimen.
Flowers forming.
Photo taken directly next to fourteen foot tall specimen.
Flowers forming.

The Neobuxbaumia polylopha is a tall, solitary, pale green and columnar cactus. At full maturity, this impressive plant reaches heights of approximately 42' with an approximate diameter of 14". The Neobuxbaumia polylopha has between 20 - 50 (somewhat rounded), ribs. Its areolas are small and white-felted. Spines are yellow with 7 to 9 radials that are typically between a 1/2 to 3/4 of an inch long. Flowers bloom nocturnally during the summer months. Its flowers are slightly varying, beautiful shades of red.

Plant Details
USDA Zone Information: 
9 - 11
Flower : 
Ideal Light Conditions: 
Ideal Water Conditions: 
Little to moderate
Mature Height: 
Mature Width: 
1.5 ft
Latin Name: 
Neobuxbaumia polylopha

Corporate Clients (The King hangs hard)


RoboCop (1987)
RoboCop 2 (1990)
Hot Pursuit (2015)


USA Network's Queen of the South (2019)

Botanical Gardens:

New York Botanical Gardens
Oklahoma City Zoo/Botanical Gardens
Mercer Arboretum in Houston, Texas
Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids, Michigan


Houston, TX Zoo
San Antonio, TX Zoo

Other Clientele:

Houston, TX Rodeo

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