Trichocereus pachanoi x Trichocereus bridgesii ‘SS02’ | Live plant

Another excellent American cactus hybrid! Live plant.

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Trichocereus pachanoi x Trichocereus bridgesii ‘SS02’ | Live plant

Trichocereus pachanoi x Trichocereus bridgesii ‘SS02’ is another excellent American cactus hybrid, which we sell as live, rooted plants.

Trichocereus pachanoi (syn. Echinopsis pachanoi – commonly known as ‘San Pedro’), a fast-growing columnar cactus found naturally in Argentina, Bolivia, Chile, Ecuador and Peru. It’s a native of the Ecuadorian and Peruvian Andes Mountains, where it prefers an altitude range of around 2,011 to 2,987 metres. Pachanoi is a light to dark green cactus, growing to around six metres tall (although the highest recorded was twelve metres!) under ideal conditions. Its stems, usually forming multiple branches from the plants base, grow up to fifteen centimetres in diameter and generally possess six to eight ribs.

‘SS02’ is a much-coveted strain of Trichocereus bridgesii (syn. Echinopsis lageniformis, ‘Achuma’, ‘Bolivian Torch’), originating from America’s venerable Sacred Succulents. Another beautiful columnar Trichocereus, bridgesii can reach up to six metres tall, forming blue-green stems of up to twenty centimetres diameter which branch from the plant’s base. An extremely distinctive species,with formidable spines which can reach to ten centimetres in length.

Both these species have been used by humans for several thousand years, as ornamental and hedge plants, in indigenous religious practice, as hardy grafting stock and in traditional human and veterinary medicine. As with most of the columnar Trichocereus, they can withstand much colder temperatures than many other cacti.

This hybrid grows easily outside in USDA Hardiness Zones 8-11, or in most climate zones indoors or under glass. Plant your cacti in mildly acidic to mildly alkaline soil, progressing from light shade to full to partial sun as they mature. Transplant into larger containers or the ground after the first year or two. Let the soil totally dry out before watering and fertilise every two weeks to one month over the spring and summer growing season.



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San Pedro

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