The most notable feature of Espostoa is presence in most species of dense, white "hair" which quite dramatically covers the stems giving them a soft, fuzzy appearance. This is just an illusion however, as underneath the soft hairs are numerous sharp spines arranged on many small ribs which circle the columns.What is Espostoa lanata?
Espostoa lanata is a columnar cactus with densely hairy stems that grow up to 23 feet (7 m) and up to 8 inches (20 cm) in diameter. It looks very similar to Cephalocereus senilis. The main difference is the presence of sharp spines on E. lanata. It is quite variable in size and spines, and for this reason, it has received several names.Can Espostoa be grown in pots?
Several species of Espostoa, are especially popular in cultivation due to their fuzzy white hairy appearance. The plants are typically sold by large commercial growers as 6-12 inch stems. However, being large columnar species, these plants do not grow nearly as vigorously in pots as they would in the ground.