Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Wowie’ x Trichocereus ‘Malo4’ | 25 seeds
Here’s another excellent UK exclusive – quality Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Wowie’ x Trichocereus ‘Malo4’ hybrid cactus seeds! This will produce some really cool plants!
‘Wowie’, the father plant for this cross, is an impressive named clone of Trichocereus bridgesii (syn. Echinopsis lageniformis – commonly known as ‘Bolivian Torch’), a fast-growing columnar type which reaches a maximum height of roughly six metres, branching out at the base to form stems of up to around twenty centimetres thick. Mature bridgesii can grow up to thirty centimetres a year in ideal conditions!
Closely-related to Trichocereus pachanoi and Trichocereus peruvianus (‘Peruvian Torch’), bridgesii really is a beautiful plant – highly recognisable by its fierce spines that can reach up to ten centimetres in length! As with some other Trichocereus species, it has been used by Bolivian shaman in healing rituals and is regarded by them as possessing sacred and protective properties. The species is also grown as an ornamental and as a universal grafting stock, offering a high success rate and a long-lifetime of speedy and consistent growth.
Unfortunately, we don’t have too much information to pass on regarding Trichocereus ‘Malo4’, other than it’s reportedly a hybrid between Trichocereus scopulicola and Trichocereus huarazensis and is the mother plant for the crossbreed we offer here. A rather distinctive strain, which originates from hybrids sourced from a Nook forum member in 2010, who apparently bought many of his mother plants from the legendary Karel Kníže.
These hybrid seeds are very easy to germinate and grow and their main requirements consist of high humidity levels, a free-draining soil mix and enough water, light and nutrients. They can easily be grown indoors in the UK and Europe.
All the seed sold by Arkham’s Botanical was freshly and ethically sourced