Meet The Penis Cactus, A Mexican Succulent That Looks Like Something Else

Penis cactus is a succulent that grows in clusters of long, thin leaves covered in sharp spines. The plant produces small, bell-like flowers that are white to pink or yellow with red tips. The penis cacti also grow flowers on its stems, but these are rarely seen because they hang down and are often hidden by the plant’s leaves. The penis cacti is native to South America and Mexico, where it grows in rocky crevices and other areas with little soil.

Penis Cacti Plants

The Latin name for this plant is Pereskia aculeata, which means “prickly pear.” It gets its common name from the shape of its leaves, which are similar to those of a prickly pear cactus (Opuntia).

Trichocereus Bridgesii Monstrose is a very strange and uncommon plant. It is a weird Cactaceae species originating from Bolivia and Argentina. It grows in the wild on rocky outcrops at high altitudes (up to 4000 meters). This plant has white, blue and purple flowers and it can grow up to ten feet tall.

The monstrose form of this species has been known since the early 80s. This is a mutation that causes abnormal growth of the stems, making them look like they were twisted by some kind of giant hand!

Why Does it Look Like a Penis?

The plant that looks like a penis because of its phallic shape comes from a phenomenon called phototropism when plant growth is manipulated by environmental light. In other words, since male and female plants of Cephalocereus senilis face two different directions when pollinating – and since males must send pollen (yes, they self-pollinate) to females in order to reproduce – they have evolved into their distinctive shapes. However, there are plenty of other shapes out there if you’re not interested in growing your own phallic plants.

How do I Care for my Penis Cactus Plant?

The penis cactus care instructions for a penis cactus are quite simple, but you still need to know a few things about these plants if you want to make sure that your plant stays healthy and happy. 

For starters, make sure that you plant your pine in soil that drains well. If left sitting in water for too long, penises can rot. So don’t overwater! 

The next thing you should know about caring for your penile succulent is that it requires low levels of light. While it will grow just fine under normal room lighting conditions, direct sunlight will burn its leaves. When watering your penis cactus, remember that you should never let its soil dry out completely. But be careful not to over-water either—you don’t want its roots sitting in water all day! 

Finally, keep an eye on any pests or diseases that might affect your penis cactus plant. 

Be aware that some pesticides may kill your penis-shaped plant, so read labels carefully before buying anything. You can also try dabbing a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol onto aphid colonies; since they have soft bodies, they’ll die quickly when exposed to alcohol. 

If you notice any wilting leaves or yellowing on your plant, then it may have been infected by mealybugs. These insects look like little white lumps and tend to congregate around the base of stems and leaf joints. 

To remove mealybugs from your penis cactus plant, simply remove each one individually using tweezers or forceps and then squish them between two pieces of paper towel—they won’t survive without air for very long!

Finally, if your penis cactus starts to turn brown and shrivel up, it probably has rotted. This is caused by either overwatering or underwatering (or both).

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If you see signs of rot on your plant, cut off all affected parts with clean pruning shears and discard them immediately. 

Make sure not to compost them because they could spread their disease to other plants in your garden! Then, repot your penile succulent into fresh soil and move it to a brighter location. It should recover just fine after that.

As far as fertilizing goes, don’t bother fertilizing your cactus monstrose at all unless its soil is completely devoid of nutrients. In fact, many growers believe that over-fertilization can actually cause more harm than good! But what about repotting? 

Well, most people recommend repotting every 2 years if you’ve got an adult male pine growing indoors. When you do decide to re-pot your succulent, make sure to select a pot with drainage holes at its base and use fresh soil every time.

What is the Best Time to Plant the Penis Cactus?

The best time to plant a Penis Cactus depends on what you are trying to achieve. The most common reason for planting a Penis Cactus is as a joke, and in such cases, it’s not necessary to do much homework in order to have fun with it.

However, if you want your Penis Cactus to grow into an impressive specimen then you will need to learn about proper watering, fertilizer and pruning techniques. In some places, like Florida and Hawaii, the outdoor climate is consistent enough that there’s no need for winter protection; however many gardeners choose to bring their plants indoors during cold weather.

What Size Pot Should I Use for my Penis Cactus?

Penis Cacti prefer bright light and warm temperatures, so choose a pot that’s large enough to accommodate its mature size. It needs fast-draining soil and ample water. 

But be careful not to overwater; Bridgesii Cactus need well-drained soil but should never sit in water. Overwatering causes root rot, which will eventually kill your plant. 

FAQs

Q1. What are the Benefits of the Penis Cactus (Opuntia Subulata)?

Penis cactus has been traditionally used for urinary tract infections, inflammation and swelling due to rheumatism, and in cases of chronic cystitis. It has also been used topically to treat wounds and ulcers.

Q2. Is Penis Cactus Poisonous?

The penis cactus isn’t poisonous per se, but it does have some very sharp spines on its stems and leaves that can break off and puncture skin if handled roughly. The spines aren’t poisonous either; they’re just sharp enough to cause discomfort if they get lodged under your skin. So be careful when handling this plant!

Q3. Will the penis cactus grow well in my home?

The penis cactus needs very little maintenance. It does best when kept outdoors in full sunlight, but if you’re worried about frost in your area, you can keep it indoors on a sunny windowsill instead. If you choose to grow this plant inside your home (or office) be sure to give it plenty of light and water regularly — these plants need lots of both!

Q4. How big will my penis cactus get?

These plants can reach up to 3 feet tall with multiple stems emerging from one base stem. They typically grow slowly so don’t expect instant results!

By Pradeep Sharma