Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Yvonne’s Blue’ x Trichocereus ‘Helon’ | 25 seeds
Arkham’s Botanical is the only UK supplier of this amazing high-quality Australian Trichocereus hybrid seed, so why not order some fantastic Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Yvonne’s Blue’ x Trichocereus ‘Helon’ for your garden today?!
‘Yvonne’s Blue’ is a very blue-coloured Australian clone from 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 to 11. Its stems form multiple branches from the plant’s base, growing to fifteen centimetres in diameter and having 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.
Trichocereus ‘Helon’ is a nice strong pachanoid-type which originated from the Australian community and is most likely to be mainly pachanoi in its parentage. We’re looking forward to growing it so we can gain some practical experience with this rarer variety!
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. Averaging around twelve inches of new growth per year (in ideal conditions), this seed will produce some lovely plants and can easily be grown indoors in the UK and Europe.
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