Trichocereus peruvianus x Trichocereus pachanoi ‘A’ | 25 seeds
This is your chance to plant some great Trichocereus peruvianus x Trichocereus pachanoi hybrid seed! We also sell a different hybrid of these two great species.
An attractive columnar cactus originally found growing in Peru, Trichocereus peruvianus (‘Peruvian Torch’) is sister to the famous ‘San Pedro’, or Trichocereus pachanoi, and ‘Bolivian Torch’, or Trichocereus bridgesii. It’s often confused with the related Trichocereus cuzcoensis and is a wonderful blue-green coloured cactus.
Trichocereus pachanoi (syn. Echinopsis pachanoi) is another fast-growing columnar cactus, occurring in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. Native to the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Andes Mountains, the light to dark green pachanoi prefers an altitude range between 6,600 and 9,800 feet and grows to an average of twenty feet or so tall (although the highest recorded was forty feet!) under ideal conditions in USDA Zones 8b-10. It generally forms multiple six to eight-ribbed branches from the plant’s base, which grow up to fifteen centimetres in diameter.
Both peruvianus and pachanoi have been used by humans for literally thousands of years, for example, as an ornamental, for religious practice and in traditional medicine (human and veterinary).
Most columnar Trichocereus can handle far lower temperatures than many other cacti and consequently they’re easy to grow indoors and outdoors in several climate zones. Averaging around twelve inches of new growth per year (in ideal conditions), this wicked hybrid will give you some lovely plants, provided you can offer it a little fertile, free-draining soil and regular watering!
All the seed sold by Arkham’s Botanical was freshly and ethically sourced in 2018-2019