Trichocereus bolligerianus | ‘Quisco de los Acantilados’ | Live plant

Trichocereus bolligerianus is a great Chilean cactus species! Live plant.

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Trichocereus bolligerianus | ‘Quisco de los Acantilados’ | Live plant

(syn. Echinopsis bolligeriana, Trichocereus chiloensis var. conjungens)

Trichocereus bolligerianus is a less commonly available Chilean cactus species which we’re excited to have in our collection! This listing is for live plants.

Synonymous with both Echinopsis bolligeriana and Trichocereus chiloensis var. conjungens, Trichocereus bolligerianus is a light green, columnar (sometimes pendulous) cactus species first described in 2003, based on plants growing in Regions V and VI, on hills in Chile’s Coastal Cordillera. Common names for this beautiful cactus include ‘Quisco de los Acantilados’ and ‘Quisco of the Cliffs’. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species highlights that it’s is currently endangered, due to decreasing wild populations (there’s only three of these reported as of writing).

Reaching up to six metres in height/length and roughly eighteen centimetres in diameter, this rarely described cactus features approximately seventeen to twenty ribs, and roughly twenty, light grey-greenish-brown spines – up to around two centimetres in length. Medium-sized, white-whitish flowers are produced by this species, as well as dark green-skinned, white-pulped, fruits (roughly three or four-centimetres in diameter).

Sofia Albesiano – the researcher who in 2012 first recognised the original 2003 collection of this species (by Machler and Helmut Walter) – considers bolligerianus to form a clade within the Trichocereus genus, accompanied by Trichocereus chiloensis subsp. chiloensis, Trichocereus skottsbergii and Trichocereus terscheckii. This belief is based on the many physical features which these plants share.

Cultivate this plant in a well-drained, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline soil mix, watering lightly over the warmer months as the soil becomes dry to the touch.



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Quisco de los Acantilados

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