Trichocereus atacamensis subsp. pasacana | Rooted plant


A beautiful atacamensis subspecies, native to Argentina and Bolivia. ~4-8cm rooted plant.

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Trichocereus atacamensis subsp. pasacana (syn. Trichocereus pasacana) | ~4-8cm rooted plant

We’re excited to be able to offer this cool Trichocereus atacamensis subsp. pasacana (syn. Cereus pasacana, Echinopsis atacamensis subsp. pasacana, Echinopsis pascana, Helianthocereus pasacana, Pilocereus pasacana, Trichocereus pasacana) rooted plant, a nice columnar type native to Argentina and Bolivia. Pasacana wood is traditionally used in building, to make furniture and rain sticks and as firewood.

Commonly known by names including ‘Cardón’, ‘Cardón Grande’, ‘Cavul’, ‘Pasacana Tree Cactus’ and ‘Pasakana’, subsp. pasacana grows to roughly ten metres in height and tends toward a branching growth habit, while the other recognised subspecies, Trichocereus atacamensis subsp. atacamensis, is generally unbranched, only grows to around six metres tall and is native to Chile. The cactus’ stems can reach seventy centimetres or so in diameter and are covered with brown-maroon coloured spines, up to about thirty centimetres in length. Gorgeous rose-white-whitish flowers, approximately ten to fifteen centimetres long, are followed by small, densely hairy, dark green edible fruits.

As with most Trichocereus cactus species, this plant is easy to grow indoors or outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8-11, as long as you plant it in free-draining, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline soil and provide enough light, nutrients and water. Space young plants roughly three metres apart to allow them enough room to reach maturity.

Grown from seed in sunny Spain – Ships from Spain

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