The White Sands Claret Cup. This very large bodied claret cup has the largest blooms in the Triglochidiatus family. As you perceived from its’ name, it grows in areas that are very cold in winter. This plant does the most noticeable ‘Rope a Dope’ with winter as it is a tall robust cactus that just measures the length of the days and deflates before the freezing weather arrives so no cell walls are ruptured. It just lies down and lets winter take its’ best shot. Once the longer days return it pumps up and puts on these wonderful blooms as a obvious Thank You to Spring. They can make a quite sizeable cluster and obviously are very dramatic in their recovered condition. They take a lot of heat as do well here in the low desert and yet can take some freezing weather if they are not kept wet.
Size: 7- 8 inch wide clusters