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Container sizes for large Peruvian Columnar cacti
Growing large Peruvian Torch, San Pedro, Bridgesii, Macrogonis, and other columnar types requires large containers.

Here are examples of my plants in 10 gallon and 6 gallon plastic nursery pots. They grow outside - loving the cold, wet California winters. During the summer they need to be covered with shade net cloth to keep them cool. Pots are clustered together to prevent overheating.

If you see your plants yellowing or exhibiting sun burned areas on the column you'll need shade net. I use 30% overhead and they love that.
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