Trichocereus Bridgesii x Trichocereus Peruvianus Matucana Cactus Seeds

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Trichocereus Bridgesii x Trichocereus Peruvianus Matucana Cactus Seeds

Trichocereus bridgesii is a tall, columnar cactus from the high deserts of Bolivia. It is native to Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador. The seeds are pure non-hybridized bridgesii.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.

Trichocereus peruvianus 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.

See our cactus propagation page for seed sowing tips.