Trichocereus andalgalensis ‘Guanchin’ | 25 seeds
This is a rarely available locality variety of Trichocereus andalgalensis (syn. Cereus andalgalensis, Cereus huascha var. rubriflorus, Echinopsis andalgalensis, Lobivia andalgalensis, Trichocereus huascha var. rubriflorus), collected in the municipality of Guanchin, in the Argentinian province of La Rioja.
Bright-green in colour, Trichocereus andalagensis grows to a maximum height of approximately forty or so centimetres and a diameter of roughly six centimetres. It’s a prolific “pupper” with fine, yellow spines up to roughly four centimetres long. First collected near Andalgala (hence its name), in Catamarca province, Argentina, andalgalensis produces fabulous flowers – either red or yellow (dependent on variety), which grow to a maximum of around eight and a half centimetres long, numbering them among the smallest of Trichocereus flowers. The red-flowered type is called Trichocereus andalgalensis var. rubriflorus; the yellow, Trichocereus andalgalensis var. flaviflorus.
As with most Trichocereus cactus species, these seeds are very easy to germinate and grow in USDA Hardiness Zones 8-11. Their main requirements consist of high humidity levels, free-draining (mildly acidic to mildly alkaline) soil and sufficient light, water and nutrients. Space plants roughly three metres apart to allow them enough room to reach maturity.
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