Polaskia chichipe is a columnar tree-like cactus with many curved branches, up to 5 m tall. Usually with short trunk and branching freely at the top. This species has small diurnal yellowish green flowers that extend their anthesis into the following the night. Polaskia chichipe is cultivated for its edible fruits in Mexico. Cloumnar, greenish powdery-grey stems, wavy and acute often with reddish coloration of the edges in winter.
The species flowers in habitat between March and June, and produces fruits between June and August