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  • Ocotillo - (Fouquieria splendens) - 5 gallon

Ocotillo - (Fouquieria splendens) - 5 gallon

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Please read carefully before ordering:

  • These plants are available for PICK UP ONLY at the Conservation Center 3584 E River Rd, Tucson, AZ.
  • Please choose the "Pick-Up" shipping option at checkout. 
  • We will call you when your order is ready to schedule a pick-up time. This will be after 10/29/20.
  • Plant orders cannot be shipped. If you add them to your cart and choose a delivery option other than "Pick-Up" the order will be cancelled and you will be refunded.

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About the Plant:

Ocotillo is not a true cactus. For much of the year, the plant appears to be an arrangement of large spiny dead sticks, although closer examination reveals that the stems are partly green. With rainfall, the plant quickly becomes lush with small (2-4cm), ovate leaves, which may remain for weeks or even months. Individual stems may reach a diameter of 5 cm at the base, and the plant may grow to a height of 10m (33ft). The bright crimson flowers appear especially after rainfall in spring, summer, and occasionally fall. Flowers are clustered indeterminately at the tips of each mature stem. Individual flowers are mildly zygomorphic and are pollinated by hummingbirds and native carpenter bees.

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