Trichocereus pachanoi x Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Lumberjack’ | Seeds
Arkham’s Botanical is pleased to say that we’re the only UK source for this great American Trichocereus pachanoi x Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Lumberjack’ crossbreed seed!
Trichocereus pachanoi (syn. Echinopsis pachanoi – commonly known as ‘San Pedro’), a fast-growing columnar cactus found naturally in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. A native of the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Andes Mountains, where it prefers an altitude range of around 6,600 to 9,800 feet, pachanoi has been used for by humans for more than three thousand years, variously as an ornamental, for religious divination and in traditional medicine (human and animal).
Pachanoi is a light to dark green cactus, growing up to twenty feet tall (although the highest recorded was forty feet!) under ideal conditions in USDA Zones 8-10. Its stems, usually forming multiple branches from the plants base, grow up to fifteen centimetres in diameter and generally possess six to eight ribs. Its origins in the Andes enable it to withstand far lower temperatures than can many other cacti and it’s consequently easy to grow indoors and outdoors in most areas.
The extremely popular ‘Lumberjack’ clone (aka ‘Lumberjackus’) is commonly considered to be a gorgeous and fast-growing species of Trichocereus bridgesii – although it’s been suggested by some that it may have been crossed with a Trichocereus peruvianus somewhere along the way. Consequently, ‘Lumberjack’ usually produces fat bridgesii-type plants with a dark-blue-green colour that display the species’ typical double-pair spination. It can also produce both short-spined and more traditional bridgesii-type cacti. This clone was originally discovered lurking in a high street hardware store in California.
Besides their traditional use, these two Trichocereus species are regarded as universal grafting stocks, offering a high success rate and a long-lifetime of speedy and consistent growth. 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 in 2018-2019