General Care for Oreocereus celsianus “Old Man of the Andes”
Oreocereus celsianus “Old Man of the Andes” is a fun cactus addition to your succulent garden. It does well in containers, but can also be grown in the ground. For those interested in xeriscaping, it’s a great choice.
Oreocereus celsianus has typical watering needs for a succulent. It’s best to use the “soak and dry” method, and allow the soil to dry out completely between waterings. Do not water when it is overcast or the air is humid.
Where to Plant
Oreocereus celsianus “Old Man of the Andes” is not cold hardy, so if you live in a zone that gets colder than 10° F (-12.2° C), it’s best to plant this succulent in a container that can be brought indoors. It does well in full to partial sun.
Plant in an area of your garden that gets 6 hours of sunlight a day.
Pairs Well With
Faucaria tigrina “Tiger’s Jaw”