Trichocereus scopulicola x Trichocereus ‘Super Pedro’ | 25 seeds
Arkham’s Botanical is pleased to say that we’re the only UK-source for these amazing high-quality Australian Trichocereus crossbreed seeds, so order some fantastic Trichocereus scopulicola x Trichocereus ‘Super Pedro’ 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 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).
‘Super Pedro’ is a coveted ‘named clone’ from Australia, variously suggested to be a hybrid of species including (controversially) Trichocereus cordobensis, Trichocereus pachanoi and Trichocereus scopulicola. Whatever its parentage, ‘Super Pedro’ is much-coveted for its fast and thick growth, as well as for its distinctive, sometimes glaucous, appearance. Also known by growers as ‘Lance’, ‘Shaman Bob’ and ‘Spiny scopulicola’, the earliest source of this clone we can find seems to be the legendary Cactus Country farm in Victoria, Australia.
Most Trichocereus species can be easily grown indoors in the UK and these seeds are good and viable! Easy to germinate and grow, their main needs consist of relatively high humidity levels, a free-draining soil mix and enough water, light and nutrients. Besides traditional indigenous ritual use, several columnar Trichocereus species are regarded as universal grafting stock, offering high success rates and long lifespans of fast, consistent growth. They’re also popular when used as a hedge plant and as spiky natural fencing against human or animal intruders!
All the seed sold by Arkham’s Botanical was freshly and ethically sourced in 2018