Snake Cactus Nyctocereus Serpentinus, 4″ pot

$27.22

A cactus with long thin slender columnar trailing segments of dark green covered in many white spines giving it the appearance of being fuzzy. Often called snake cactus due to its snake-like appearance when allowed to trail across the rock or cactus garden. Amazing 3 to 4 inch long erect funnel form blossoms emerge from segments in a pale pink and then bloom fragrant bright white flowers during the night hours.

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What will I receive.
Find your grow zone.
QUICK SPECS
OUTDOOR
Zone 9b-11
PATIO
Zone 4a-11
SOIL TYPE
Cactus Mix
% SUN
80-100%
POT SIZE
5″ Deep
INCLUDES
One Plant
ABOUT THIS CACTUS
Serpentinus Snake Cactus, A cactus with long thin slender columnar trailing segments of dark green covered in many white spines giving it the appearance of being fuzzy. Often called snake cactus due to its snake-like appearance when allowed to trail across the rock or cactus garden. Amazing 3 to 4 inch long erect funnel form blossoms emerge from segments in a pale pink and then bloom fragrant bright white flowers during the night hours.
These are very healthy Cactus with well established root systems. In a container, your new Serpentinus Snake will add rich desert feel to your porch or patio, in the ground it can reach it’s full potential in just a season or two when planted in a well drained, sandy cactus mix.
Please note: Plants may be trimmed prior to shipping to reduce transpiration and travel stress. The growth rate of Serpentinus Snake will vary greatly depending on season, soil type, sunlight, temperature and other factors. Always changing!
CACTUS CARE
Serpentinus Snake are very easy to grow drought tolerant Cactus that and seem to grow best when neglected. They add a wonderful accent to any desert garden or patio. In very cold zones a containerized Serpentinus Snake can be brought inside for the winter months. In the northern end of their grow zone Serpentinus Snake Cactus should be brought indoors or protected during the winter months.
When you receive your new Cactus open your box carefully and water if dry. Please take your time when opening. Most damage occurs when the box is ripped open in the excitement of receiving new plants. Many plants, especially succulents, are very fragile and need to be handled cautiously.
CONTAINER SIZE
Cactus grow very well in patio containers. Allow enough room for growth generally a 10″ to a 20″ diameter, 10″ deep container will suffice, however the smaller variety Cactus will do well in a 6″ round pot. Remember the looser the roots, the taller and healthier your Cactus will be. When the Cactus becomes root bound its growth will slow. At that point it is time for a larger pot.
SOIL
Serpentinus Snake enjoy well drained, sandy cactus mix. Remember try to stay away from wet, mucky soils.
FERTILIZER
To help establish your new Serpentinus Snake, fertilize sparingly, biannually with a slow time release 15-5-10. Unfertilized they will tend to grow very slowly. WARNING – The heavy salts in cheaper fertilizers may damage the roots thus killing the Cactus.
GROW ZONE & LIGHT
Best outdoors if grown in zone 9b-11, find your zone here. This Cactus requires 85-100% sunlight. Depending on your location full sun is best. The patio zone is 4b-11 which means the potted Cactus will flourish over the summer months in this zone but must be brought inside for the winter months. (avoid frost)
BEFORE YOU PLANT OUTDOORS
Here at the nursery these Cactus are grown under 20-40% shade cloth. If you plant directly in full sun you may experience burn. It is best to acclimate this Cactus to its environment by keeping it outside and slowly moving it into a sunny area over a week or two to avoid stress before planting.
WHAT IS THE SHIPPING SIZE
All Cactus for sale will vary in size. In the spring, Cactus are often smaller than plants shipped in the fall. You can see the various pot sizes and actual plants ready to ship by clicking the “SHIPPING” link.
Note:
Before leaving, Cactus are inspected, pruned if necessary to facilitate shipping. Your new Cactus is then bagged to keep the soil moist, to ensure that the soil stays in the pot and not loose in the box. Then your Cactus is tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. You will be pleased. You may want to buy your Serpentinus Snake online now while they are in stock. If you have any pre-purchase questions, please feel free to contact us. (link below)

WHAT ARE THE SHIPPING RATES?   Very Simple Flat Rate.  The same low rate applies to everyone no matter here you live. However at the current time we only ship to the lower 48 states.

Order Total Shipping Charge
Any $14.99
Plus $3.99 per item.
Example Shipping Total
1 Item $18.98
5 Items $34.94
10 Items $54.89

HOW ARE PLANTS PACKAGED FOR SHIPMENT? Wow, like a present!  With our state of the art packaging we can ensure that your new plant arrives in style. Before leaving our growers all plants are inspected, watered and pruned if necessary. Some taller plants may be topped to facilitate shipping. Your new plant is bagged to keep the soil moist and to ensure that the soil stays in the pot, not loose in the box. Then your plants are tissue or kraft paper wrapped and secured in place with natural biodegradable peanuts. You will be pleased.

DO YOU SHIP PLANTS ANY TIME OF THE YEAR?  Sorry, no we don't.  Most of the plants offered are very tropical and require temperatures above 40º at all times. On occasion some orders may be delayed if the weather conditions in your area warrant that the shipment be held. This helps to ensure the survival of your new plant. During the winter months when we are no longer shipping plants, our growers spend their time researching new species and new growing techniques to provide you with the most unique and superior species of plants available anywhere.

HOW LARGE ARE THE POTS THE PLANTS COME IN?  Most plants  designated with a (-2g, -8, -6, -4,) will arrive in a large 8 inch, standard 8 inch, 6 inch, 4 inch growers pot respectively, the color and style of these pots will vary. We are very proud to introduce our new, reusable, recyclable deep cells, 7 to 14 inches deep and 2 to 3 inches in diameter. Products growing in these cells are easy to transplant and allow for deeper roots, faster growth and are designated with a (-7, -9, -14). Several of our larger landscape plants are grown in 10 inch and 8 inch deep tree pots wich are 3 to 4 inches in diameter and are designated with a (-tc3 or -tc4).

ARE SHIPPING OPTIONS AVAILABLE?  No. Sorry,  At the present the only shipping option available is UPS Ground ®. UPS ® has proven themselves in the industry and have become the carrier of choice for our family of growers. With reasonable rates, careful handling and on time service you can be sure that your shipment will arrive ready to be enjoyed.

HOW CAN I ESTIMATE THE ARRIVAL DATE?  To ensure proper delivery  most orders will take 1 - 3 weeks. The delivery time can vary depending on the supplying growers work load and/or seasonal holidays. Rest easy knowing that your plant will not ship until it is inspected, watered, bagged and properly packaged.

CAN ORDERS BE SHIPPED OUTSIDE THE US?  Presently we only ship inside the lower 48 states.  With the current USDA regulations regarding shipment of live plants, our family of growers are restricted to and governed by the guidelines for certification within the lower 48 states only. Orders shipping to Alaska, Hawaii and internationally will not be accepted.

For more information visit our shipping page or contact customer service.