Trichocereus bridgesii f. monstrosa cv. ‘Long-Stemmed’ | Live plant

Another amazing mutant Trichocereus cactus! Also known as ‘Clone A’ or ‘Clone B’, depending on which country you’re in. Live plant.

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Trichocereus bridgesii f. monstrosa cv. ‘Long-Stemmed’ | ‘Penis Plant’ | Live plant

(syn. Echinopsis lageniformis f. monstrosa)

Freaky Cacti proudly offers limited stocks of healthy Trichocereus bridgesii f. monstrosa cv. ‘Long-Stemmed’, organically grown in Spain. Available as healthy, well-rooted plants cloned from our mother cacti.

Known informally as ‘Clone A’ or ‘Clone B’ (dependent on continent), ‘Frauenglück’, ‘The More Sensual of Cacti’, ‘Penis Cactus’, ‘Penis Plant’ and ‘Pornographic Cactus’, Trichocereus bridgesii f. monstrosa cv. ‘Long-Stemmed’ is synonymous with Echinopsis lageniformis forma monstrosa and Trichocereus bridgesii f. monstrosa ‘Long-Jointed’. This is a fabulously unusual monstrose (mutant) form of the Bolivian cactus species Trichocereus bridgesii (‘Achuma’, ‘Bolivian Torch’). There are currently several common – captivating! – types of mutant bridgesii, including a cristate form, two monstrose forms and a variegated form. There are also two newer, hybrid types of this species, the first exhibiting a combination of cristate and monstrose growth, the second, both monstrose and variegated growth. The two most commonly distributed ‘pure’ monstrose forms, Trichocereus bridgesii forma monstrosa cv. ‘Short-Stemmed’ and Trichocereus bridgesii forma monstrosa cv. ‘Long-Stemmed’ (long-jointed, listed here) may be distinguished by the length of their joints, as well as (to a lesser extent) by their spination.

Much slower-growing than is the standard form of Trichocereus bridgesii, ‘Long-Stemmed’ produces clustering branches of prostrate habit, reaching a total mature height of roughly fifty or sixty centimetres. The plant’s blue-green stem sections, each up to approximately thirty-five centimetres long by up to five centimetres in diameter, are sparsely-spined and smoothly contoured, usually with a slight groove across the centre of the growing-tips. Spines, up to roughly eight centimetres long, are brown to honey-coloured and tend to appear toward the lower half of each stem section.

As with related cactus species such as Trichocereus pachanoi (‘San Pedro’) and Trichocereus peruvianus (‘Peruvian Torch’), this long-stemmed bridgesii mutant form is quite easy to grow from unrooted cuttings in USDA Hardiness Zones 8-11, either indoors or outdoors. Just make sure to avoid any and all frost! We plant ours so that the calloused (cut) end of the cutting is one or two centimetres deep in our potting medium. Roots should start to form after a few weeks to a month or so, after which you can begin watering (lightly at first). We prefer using a roughly equal mix of soil and perlite, or else equal parts soil, sand and perlite. The main thing is to ensure that the cactus never becomes soggy, so good drainage is key! Situate rooted plants in full sun to partial shade, moving as necessary to avoid any sunburn and watering only as the top few centimetres of soil becomes completely dry. Fertilise every two to four weeks over the spring and summer for a strong and happy plant!



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Penis Plant

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