Trichocereus bridgesii cv. ‘Long Spine’ | Live plant

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Trichocereus bridgesii ‘Long Spine’ is a lovely form of ‘Achuma’! Live plant.

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Trichocereus bridgesii cv. ‘Long Spine’ | ‘Achuma’, ‘Bolivian Torch’, ‘Wachuma’ | Live plant

Freaky Cacti proudly offers limited stocks of these healthy Trichocereus bridgesii cv. ‘Long Spine’ form live cacti! Grown organically from our mother plants in sunny Spain, these fast-growing and much sought-after cacti are truly impressive.

Trichocereus bridgesii (syn: Echinopsis lageniformis) is a fast-growing columnar cactus originating from Bolivia. Bridgesii can grow up to around six metres tall, branching at the base and forming stems of roughly fifteen to twenty centimetres in diameter. Mature bridgesii can grow up to thirty centimetres a year, under ideal conditions!

Closely-related to the well-known Trichocereus pachanoi (‘San Pedro’) and Trichocereus peruvianus (‘Peruvian Torch’), Trichocereus bridgesii is a beautiful cactus, recognisable by its four to ten centimetre long spines. Like several other Trichocereus species, bridgesii has been utilised by Bolivian shaman and is regarded as a sacred and protective plant under these practices.

Besides their traditional shamanic use, Trichocereus bridgesii is regarded as a universal grafting stock, offering a high success rate and a long-life span of steady fast growth. Bridgesii is also used in Bolivia as both a hedge plant and is often placed on top of walls as a spiky protection against human or animal intrusion.

Growing naturally at high altitude, bridgesii is capable of withstanding temperatures below -12°C and can be grown indoors in cooler climates such as the UK. The species is prized by cactus collectors both for its gorgeous appearance and for its very large (up to twenty centimetres in diameter) fragrant flowers, which are absolutely wonderful and bloom on summer nights.

This plant is very easy to grow – give it some free-draining soil mix and enough water, light and nutrients and it’ll soon show the results!



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Product Type

Live plant

Amount

1 rooted plant

Size

~20cm tall

Common Name

Bolivian Torch

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