Espostoa melanostele 'Peruvian Old Lady Cactus' + Cement Planter 10cm

BOTANICAL NAME_ Espostoa melanostele

AKA_also known as ‘Peruvian Old Lady Cactus’

FEATURES_ Melanostele is a very desirable cactus due to its dense white hair and thick upright growth habit. Slow growing reaching 50cm in 10 to 20 years. Older plants will form multiple offsets from their base.

PLANT PERSONALITY_  The name says it all ‘Old Lady Cactus’. Humorous plant gift for mum on Mother’s Day or a friend to let them know they’re getting old on their birthday. Perfect for milestone birthdays.



Cement planters are 10cm w x 10cm h using a quality compost-perlite-sand mix that is top dressed with small river pebbles.

Full sun or partially shaded positions outdoors. Indoors only in sunny positions otherwise they may lose their shape and produce less hair which protects them from excessive sunlight. Seldom water in winter whilst dormant. Water regularly in warm weather. Lightly fertilizer (1/4 strength of normal plants) during the spring-summer growing season for best results.  Can be left to overgrow in their pots or repotted in warmer months only in a well drained cacti mix.

We deliver to inner Melbourne and surrounding metro suburbs. It is preferable to deliver plant gifts to a workplace, otherwise, please ensure someone is home to receive their plant gift or nominate a safe place to leave (all care, no responsibility).  If unable to be delivered due to no concierge, no appropriate place to leave, no one home or no way of getting into an apartment building then goods will be returned to base for collection by purchaser or a re delivery fee will be charged.

Plant gifts are wrapped in sustainable hessian which is compostable and biodegradable with gift and care card attached. Please provide personal message to be added to gift card at checkout under ‘notes’ (below shipping address details). You may like to include a ‘to + from’ with your message and nominate the occasion so we can match with an appropriate gift card.

Additional information

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 12.5 × 11 cm

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