Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Yvonne’s Blue’ x Trichocereus scopulicola | 25 seeds
Arkham’s Botanical is pleased to be the only UK-source for these amazing Australian high-quality Trichocereus hybrid seeds, so why not buy some wonderful Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Yvonne’s Blue’ x Trichocereus scopulicola genetics for your collection while you’re able?!
‘Yvonne’s Blue’ is a fantastic named clone of Trichocereus pachanoi (syn. Echinopsis pachanoi – informally 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 8b-11. 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.
Trichocereus scopulicola (syn. Echinopsis scopulicola, Trichocereus scopulicolus) occurs rarely in the wild, but may sometimes be found growing in Bolivia’s Department Tarija, at an elevation of roughly one to one and a half thousand metres. Unlike many other columnar Trichocereus species, it possesses unusually short spines, which means it’s that much more pleasant when handling them is required! Growing to three or four metres tall and a maximum of around ten centimetres diameter, this night-flowering species is presumed to be a particularly close relative to Trichocereus bridgesii (with which it readily forms hybrids). A very desirable cactus species!
Besides their traditional use, most columnar Trichocereus are regarded as a universal grafting stock, offering a high success rate and a long-lifetime of speedy and consistent growth. They’re also often used in South America as a hedge plant and as spiky natural fencing against human or animal intrusion!
These seeds are very easy to germinate and grow and their main requirements consisting of high humidity levels, a free-draining soil mix and enough water, light and nutrients. Easily grown indoors in the UK.
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