👑 Bob’s Colossus - Beautiful 10” tip
Here’s a true collector plant — Bob Ressler’s Colossus, BBG # 66.0159 Ritter, Bolivia 2800 meters elevation. Color, shape, everything about this one is gorgeous. I’m convinced it’s genetically close to Huanucoensis. Older growth will have long single spines lower down, and be near spineless up top. Perfect 10” tip to be cut upon purchase.
The “ 👑 “ means Kingstock, to be cut upon purchase. All kingstock orders will include something extra in the package (something good, not pc rootstock etc). A Kingstock listings that doesn’t sell (due to higher price) will do 2 good things - 1) it keeps the shop populated with content when other inventory runs out, and 2) it keeps on growing in my garden.
To be cut upon purchase. For all post purchase cuttings, allow a minimum of 1 week before shipment, as the exposed cut area needs time to start callousing. It’s not that uncommon (20-ish% of the time) for small black oozy “stress blisters” to form after cutting. This might be oogly, but it’s also a *NORMAL* stress reaction to being cut.
The cactus you see here is the same cactus you get. We only sell healthy cactus, but there’s always a chance of minor blemishes, marks, black stress blisters, scars and imperfections. All plants are hard grown rough-n-tumble without pesticides.
This plant requires protection from freezing weather, but will tolerate high 20s on rare occasion with frost covering. The Cactus Jones ships from a warm climate zone (no freezing), but please be aware of the weather in your area — will not refund for temperature related damage, whether frozen or cooked.