Vatricania guentheri is part of the Cactaceae family and its native range is Bolivia. It is a shrubby columnar cactus growing in seasonally dry forest vegetation within an inter-Andean valley, often covering a hillside. Golden spines cover the stems with varying densities of red woolly hairs growing on the sides of the branches, it is from here where flowers and fruit form.
This plant was originally named in 1931 as Cephalocereus guentheri after Ernesto Günther. It was in 1950 the famous German cactologist Curt Backeberg created the monotypic genus of Vatricania to accommodate this unique species.
Pot: ø 13cm.
Height: Approximately 24cm from base of pot.