“Espostoa” Genus

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Espostoa was named for a Peruvian botanist, Nicolas Esposto. This genus is native to Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador. Espostoa plants are candle-like that are covered with white hairy spines. Currently, it has sixteen species. A unique characteristic of Espostoa plants is that their fruits are edible, sweet, and juicy. The flowers are cup-shaped, nocturnal, and mostly color white to reddish.

Espostoa Plants On Succulent City

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Espostoa Lanata (The Peruvian Old Man Cactus)
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Espostoa Melanostele (The Peruvian Old Lady Cactus)
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Espostoa Guentheri (Woolly Cactus)


Richard Miller

Salute everyone. It's Richard, the author of this Succulent & Xeriscaping blog. I am a traveler and a nature lover looking for a connection with the wild green. In my journey, I found a love for succulents and xeriscaping. What attracts me is the long-lasting & unique beauty of every plant I have the chance to see with my own eyes. Welcome to my little blog and let's enjoy a good time together!

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