4 Winds Trichocereus Bridgesii Cactus | Forma Quadricosta
Bolivian torch cactus also known as Echinopsis Lageniformis, is a columnar cactus from the high deserts of Bolivia. Among the indigenous populations of Bolivia, it is sometimes called achuma or wachuma.
Bolivian Torch is a tall, columnar cactus that is native to Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.Â The seeds are pure non-hybridized bridgesii. Both the father and mother are bridgesii. This means they have not be crossed with any other cacti species and contain 100% Trichocereus bridgesii genetics.Trichocereus bridgesii can grow up to 2 meters tall and have multiple branches. It has a large variability in the number of ribs (0-9) and produces some of the most fascinating forms of variation. The cactus shows nocturnal flowers up to 15 centimeters in diameter. This cactus is cold hardy and can withstand temperatures down to freezing if kept dry. Hardy to at least USDA zone 7 and possibly even colder. An excellent addition to a rare plant collection.
The Cactus of the Four Winds, is an extremely rare four-ribbed cactus. Highly collectable and rare. The four ribs represent the four winds or four roads. It is believed that the sacred Cactus of the Four Winds was possibly the major source of religious impulse in ancient culture throughout the Andes region.
*Exact specimen in second and third picture.
*See our cactus propagation page for growing tips.