Trichocereus atacamensis subsp. pasacana | ‘Cardón Grande’ | Live plant

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A beautiful atacamensis subspecies, native to Argentina and Bolivia. Live plant.

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Trichocereus atacamensis subsp. pasacana | ‘Cardón Grande’ | Live plant

(syn. Cereus pasacana, Echinopsis atacamensis subsp. pasacana, Echinopsis pascana, Helianthocereus pasacana, Pilocereus pasacana, Trichocereus pasacana)

We’re excited to be able to offer this cool Trichocereus atacamensis subsp. pasacana (synonymous with Cereus pasacana, Echinopsis atacamensis subsp. pasacana, Echinopsis pascana, Helianthocereus pasacana, Pilocereus pasacana and Trichocereus pasacana) rooted plant, a nice columnar type native to Argentina and Bolivia. Pasacana wood is traditionally used in building, to make furniture and rain sticks and as firewood.

Commonly known by names including ‘Cardón’, ‘Cardón Grande’, ‘Cavul’, ‘Pasacana Tree Cactus’ and ‘Pasakana’, this majestic species grows to roughly ten metres in height and tends toward a branching growth habit, while the type species, Trichocereus atacamensis, is generally unbranched, only grows to around six metres tall and is native to Chile. The cactus’ stems can reach seventy centimetres or so in diameter and are covered with brown-maroon coloured spines, up to about thirty centimetres in length. Gorgeous rose-white-whitish flowers, approximately ten to fifteen centimetres long, are followed by small, densely hairy, dark green edible fruits.

As with most Trichocereus cactus species, this plant is easy to grow indoors or outdoors in USDA Hardiness Zones 8-11, as long as you plant it in free-draining, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline soil and provide enough light. Trichocereus cacti should be watered thoroughly, but only when the soil is dry to the touch. Avoid overwatering (which leads to harmful root rot) and frost! Nutrition-wise, we very much recommend feeding your cacti  occasionally (during the growing season) with a suitable specialist cactus fertiliser. As always, moderation is key, so don’t overdo it – over-fertilisation can be very harmful! Don’t forget to space young plants roughly three metres / ten feet apart if planting them in the ground. This way they’ll have sufficient space in which to reach a mature size.



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Product Type

Live plant

Amount

1 rooted plant

Size

~6cm diameter, ~8cm tall

Common Name

Cardón Grande

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