Family: Cactaceae (kak-TAY-see-ee)
Genus: Stetsonia (stet-SOHN-ee-uh)
Species: coryne (ko-RY-nee)
Common Name: Toothpick Cactus
Light: Full sun to partial shade.
Water: Let dry between watering
Stetsonia coryne is a tree forming cactus from South America. Usually has a main trunk forming several side branches. They have a blueish color to their flesh. They have long spines which gives it the common name Toothpick Cactus. They like full sun to partial shade. How much a cactus needs depends on your environment. During the hot days of Summer they need regular watering. During Winter they should be kept dry and on the cooler side. In a cool room or greenhouse where they can get some needed rest. They should still get good light. I’ll do a more detailed post on plant care. They are beautiful plants.