Peruvian Torch Cactus Seeds | Trichocereus Peruvianius (Echnopsis Peruviana)
The Peruvian torch cactus is a tall columnar cactus native to Peru, it grows high in the Andean mountain deserts of Peru and Ecuador and is similar to the San Pedro cactus which is found in the same region.
The plant is bluish-green in colour, with frosted stems, and 6-9 broadly rounded ribs. When mature it has large, fragrant nocturnal white flowers 20-25cm, which open for one night only.It can grow up to 3-6 meters tall, with stems up to 8-18 cm in diameter. Peruvian Torch has impressive spines that are in clusters of 6-8, of varying lengths that cover the epidermal nodes. It prefers a frost-free climate but can withstand short dry spells below freezing.
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