Trichocereus Terscheckii Cacti. South American Saguaro Cactus.
The Trichocereus Terscheckii Cactus is a relatively fast growing huge columnar variety of cacti. This striking evergreen succulent can reach heights of over 7m and has a branching habit, although the stem does stay solitary for quite a long while until numerous lateral branches are formed. Deep green in colour the stems have 8-14 prominent wide ribs with regularly spaced areoles, brownish felted. There are between 8-15 golden coloured spines up to 10cm long.
Large white coloured flowers up to 20cm long and 12.5cm wide have whiitish or brown wooly hair on their funnels and appear on the sides of the cactus, opening in the evening. The dark greenish blue fruit is up to 5cm long and edible.
Perfect for Cacti enthusiasts. Very difficult to find for sale at this size in the UK.
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TRICHOCEREUS TERSCHECKII CACTI.
Latin Name: Trichocereus Tersheckii.
Common Name: San Pedro. South American Saguaro. Cordon Grande. Cordon Santos. Cordon.
Origin: Bolivia, Argentina.
Hardiness: Hardy down to -9 for short periods if dry.
Growth Characteristics: Relatively fast growing, large evergreen, perennial columnar Cactus branching with age. Stout stems with between 8-14 prominent ribs. Brown felted. Golden coloured spines can be up to 10cm long. Large nocturnal white coloured with funnels covered in whitish or brown wooly hair. Dark green-blue fruit is edible. Easy to grow. Tolerant of moisture.
Sun: Full sun.
Soil: Well drained soil. Gritty. Repot every other year.
Moisture: Water regularly in summer and when in active growing period. Allow to dry fully before re-watering. Keep dry in winter.
Feeding: Feed in Spring with half strength 'Cactus Focus' balanced fertilizer.
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