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.What is an Espostoa cactus?
Espostoas are columnar cacti that mostly branch at the base to form a series of stems reminiscent of a big city skyline. The most notable feature of Espostoa is a presence in most species of dense, white "hair" which quite dramatically covers the stems giving them a soft, fuzzy appearance.How tall do Espostoa plants grow?
Several species of Espostoa are especially popular in cultivation due to their fuzzy white hairy appearance. Large commercial growers typically sell the plants as up to 12 inches (30 cm) tall stems. However, being large columnar species, these plants do not grow nearly as vigorously in pots as they would in the ground.How do you take care of Espostoa in winter?
In winter, it needs a rest, but the temperature must not drop below 54°F (12°C). They are appreciated for their decorative qualities due to their white fleece. Espostoa can be successfully propagated by both vegetative cuttings and from seed.