Trichocereus deserticolus subsp. fulvilanus | ‘Cacto’ | Live plant

Trichocereus deserticolus subsp. fulvilanus is a fiercely-spined Chilean cactus, formerly known as Trichocereus fulvilanus. Live plant.

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Trichocereus deserticolus subsp. fulvilanus | ‘Cacto’ | Live plant

(syn. Echinopsis deserticola subsp. fulvilana, Echinopsis deserticolus subsp. fulvilanus, Echinopsis fulvilana, Echinopsis fulvilanus, Trichocereus deserticola subsp. fulvilanus.)

This listing is for Trichocereus deserticolus subsp. fulvilanus clones, taken from an original mother plant which we bought from a Spanish grower. A relatively rarely cultivated Chilean cactus, until recently this was considered as its own, separate species, Trichocereus fulvilanus (‘Cacto’). Available as live, well-rooted plants.

Reportedly a close relative of Trichocereus chalaensis and Trichocereus coquimbanus, fulvilanus is or has been synonymous with Cereus deserticola subsp. fulvilana, Cereus fulvilanus, Echinopsis deserticola subsp. fulvilana, Echinopsis deserticolus subsp. fulvilanus, Echinopsis fulvilana, Echinopsis fulvilanus and Trichocereus deserticolus subsp. fulvilanus. Reaching nearly two metres in height once mature, it’s a light-green, branching columnar cactus with attractive, brown-red spines. Fabulous, white to whitish flowers (between approximately five and twelve centimetres in diameter), bloom only during the night-time hours – a trait held in common with many other Trichocereus species. When pollinated, such flowers are followed by small, edible fruits.

Trichocereus deserticolus subsp. fulvilanus tolerates a little more moisture that does Trichocereus deserticolus proper, although should only ever be watered when the top few centimetres of the substrate it’s growing in becomes completely dry. Grow it outdoors all year-round in USDA Hardiness Zones 9-11, else overwinter under glass or in a suitable indoor space. Cultivate this species in full sun to partial shade and in a mildly acidic to mildly alkaline soil mix (we use roughly equal parts soil and perlite in ours). Space your plants at least one metre apart to allow them ample room to grow big and spiky!



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Cacto

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