(Trichocereus scopulicola x Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Tig’) x Trichocereus scopulicola | Seeds

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(Trichocereus scopulicola x Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Tig’) x Trichocereus scopulicola = wow! 25 seeds.

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(Trichocereus scopulicola x Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Tig’) x Trichocereus scopulicola | 25 seeds

Arkham’s Botanical is pleased to say that we’re the only UK-source for these amazing high-quality three-way Australian Trichocereus crossbreed seeds, so order some fantastic (Trichocereus scopulicola x Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Tig’) x Trichocereus scopulicola genetics for your garden while you can!

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).

‘Tig’ is a highly-rated named clone of Trichocereus bridgesii (syn. Echinopsis lageniformis), another fast-growing columnar type which grows up to around six metres tall, branching out at the base to form stems of up to around twenty centimetres thick. Mature bridgesii can grow up to thirty centimetres a year in ideal conditions! Closely-related to the well-known Trichocereus pachanoi (“San Pedro”) and Trichocereus peruvianus (“Peruvian Torch”), bridgesii really is a beautiful plant – highly recognisable by its fierce spines that can reach up to ten centimetres in length! As with some other Trichocereus species, it has been used by Bolivian shaman in healing rituals and is regarded by them as possessing sacred and protective properties.

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.

All the seed sold by Arkham’s Botanical was freshly and ethically sourced in 2018-2019

 

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1 review for (Trichocereus scopulicola x Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Tig’) x Trichocereus scopulicola | Seeds

  1. Ron J.

    Background: I am a member of the British Cactus Society who has grown rather a lot of different species in my time and who become interested in the Trichocereus/Echinopsis intergrade a few years ago. This was my first purchase from Arkham’s Botanical shop and I have been highly impressed! Having spent some time deciding which of the many types of Trichocereus hybrid seed I should buy, I finally settled on 25 seeds each of the (Trichocereus scopulicola x T. bridgesii ‘Tig’) x T. scopulicola and the T. peruvianus ‘Icaros DNA’. I got a little overexcited and ended up choosing a T. terscheckii plant too!

    Experience: Using my Paypal account to make payment, I found the whole ordering process to be quite easy and liked the fact I was only asked for the PII essential to completing my order (and that I wasn’t automatically opted-in for any sales blather). Another plus was that my items qualified for a free postage and handling upgrade. All good so far!

    The goods: I ordered on a Wednesday and my package arrived on Friday. It came well packed and without any mishaps from Royal Mail and the items were in good condition and as expected. They included my invoice, a sticker (which I’m a bit old for at 62) and some free T. pachanoi seed (which I’m never too old for). I sowed the seeds as per my usual method in small containers (that’s several weeks ago now) and would say I’ve achieved something like 75% germination, which I am very happy with! The terscheckii cactus is doing well in my conservatory with my other plants, so I am one very satisfied customer and expect to give Arkham’s Botanical more custom again soon. 10/10!

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