Welcome to the world of Stetsonia coryne. It’s is a fascinating and eye-catching cactus species that has quickly become a popular houseplant. Its dense clusters of spines that look like toothpicks are what give this cactus its name. Easy to care for, Toothpick Cactus is an excellent addition to any home, making it a unique element to any space.
The cactus is native to the deserts and semi-arid areas of Argentina, Bolivia, and Paraguay. In its natural habitat, this cactus can reach heights of up to 30 feet (9 m), making it one of the tallest cactus species in the world. Toothpick Cactus is a relatively slow-growing plant that can take up to 10 years to reach maturity. This pricky plant produces bunches of white or yellowish-white spines that look like toothpicks. It also blooms with showy white flowers in summer, which are followed by edible red sweet, and juicy fruit.