Trichocereus candicans subsp. pseudocandicans ‘Chilecito’ | 25 seeds
We’re pleased to offer this great Trichocereus candicans subsp. pseudocandicans ‘Chilecito’ cactus seed, collected in the region of La Rioja, Argentina. We’ve very limited stocks of this UK exclusive!
Extremely similar to Trichocereus candicans in appearance, Trichocereus candicans subsp. pseudocandicans (formerly Echinopsis pseudocandicans, Trichocereus pseudocandicans) is a clumping, columnar cactus which produces short, green stems and fantastically beautiful, large white-whitish flowers.
A naturally gregarious species, candicans is considered to be especially closely related and/or to interbreed with Trichocereus huascha (syn. Trichocereus grandiflorus), Trichocereus lamprochlorus, Trichocereus neolamprochlorus, and Trichocereus strigosa. Further, there are many recognised varieties (notably Trichocereus candicans var. gladiatus, Trichocereus candicans var. robustior, Trichocereus candicans var. rubriflorus and Trichocereus candicans var. tenuispinus) and popular artificial hybrids. As with Trichocereus pachanoi, candicans provides excellent grafting stock.
Easy to cultivate from both seed and cuttings in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11. The seeds germinate at between 24-30°C. Sow in a mildly acidic to mildly alkaline mineral-based soil, allowing approximately one and a half to two metres space between each plant (so they have sufficient room to reach maturity). Position in full sun to partial shade and water moderately whenever the soil is completely dry to the touch.
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