15 Jul 2019

Seven-metre cactus for sale in Christchurch

From Afternoons with Jesse Mulligan, 1:45 pm on 15 July 2019
A 7-metre high San Pedro cactus in Christchurch

A 7-metre high San Pedro cactus in Christchurch Photo: Supplied/Jonny Small

A GIANT lives among the residents of the Christchurch suburb of Addington.

They might not realise it though, unless they're keen acanthologists.

For this giant is a cactus! A San Pedro cactus, to be exact.

The last time it was measured, it was SEVEN METRES HIGH. But now it's being sold, piece by piece - and its unusual size and bulk is attracting interest from all around the world.

 

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