Trichocereus deserticola subsp. fulvilanus | ‘Cacto’ | 25 seeds
We’re extremely pleased to be able to offer this great Trichocereus deserticola subsp. fulvilanus (‘Cacto’) seed in our shop…another of our fantastic UK exclusives!
A magnificent Chilean cactus which is comparatively rare in cultivation, until recently this was considered its own species, Trichocereus fulvilanus. Apparently closely related to Trichocereus chalaensis and Trichocereus coquimbanus, it’s also previously been known by several other names, including Cereus deserticola subsp. fulvilana, Cereus fulvilanus, Echinopsis deserticola subsp. fulvilana, Echinopsis deserticolus subsp. fulvilanus, Echinopsis fulvilana, Echinopsis fulvilanus and Trichocereus deserticolus subsp. fulvilanus.
Growing to a mature height of just under two metres tall, fulvilanus is a light-green, branching columnar which features some truly gorgeous, brown-red spines. Amazing, white to whitish flowers (roughly five to twelve centimetres in diameter) which – as do those of many other Trichocereus species – only bloom at night. These flowers are followed by small, yet edible, fruits.
Tolerating slightly wetter soil than that of its parent species, fulvilanus is easily cultivated from seed or cutting in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11. Grow in full sun to partial shade, using a mildly acidic to mildly alkaline potting soil. If growing from seed, we suggest using a ‘Takeaway Tek’, such as those collected in our Cultivation section. Space the plants a metre or two apart to allow them ample room to reach maturity.
All the seed sold by Arkham’s Botanical was freshly and ethically sourced