Trichocereus strigosus | Live plant

Cloned Trichocereus goodness from Argentina! Live plant.

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Trichocereus strigosus | Live plant

(syn. Cereus intricatus, Cereus myriophyllus, Cereus strigosus, Echinocereus intricatus, Echinocereus strigosus, Echinopsis strigonus, Echinopsis strigosa, Soehrensia strigosa, Trichocereus strigonus)

We’re exceptionally pleased to add these great Trichocereus strigosus genetics to our collection, available from our shop as well-rooted cacti, cloned from our organically and seed-grown mother plant.

Trichocereus strigosus (synonymous with Cereus intricatus, Cereus myriophyllus, Cereus strigosus, Echinocereus intricatus, Echinocereus strigosus, Echinopsis strigonus, Echinopsis strigosa, Soehrensia strigosa and Trichocereus strigonus) is a mildly controversial cactus species, which some consider to be more properly part of the genus Soehrensia.

Strigosus is a light-green, clustering or shrubby, columnar cactus which is native to the Argentinean province of Mendoza and endemic to the provinces of Catamarca, La Rioja and San Juan. Forming clumps up to roughly one-metre in diameter, the species branches from its base, with individual stems up to approximately sixty centimetres tall and possessing a mature diameter of up to six centimetres or so. Each stem normally has between fifteen and twenty (relatively low) ribs, and is covered with many fine, white-yellow-pink-red-brown spines – these up to seven centimetres in length! Large, white-whitish flowers are self-sterile and appear at night – although a yellow-bloomed, day-flowering form, Trichocereus strigosus var. flaviflorus, is reported too – with strigosus fruit being fleshy, globular and reaching approximately six-and-a-half-centimetres in length. This species is often confused with its close relative, Trichocereus vatteri, with only minor floral distinctions separating the two to the naked eye.

Naturally occurring at an altitude of between seven-hundred and two-thousand metres above sea level, strigosus enjoys rocky, shrub-covered locations and is commonly discovered growing happily along with Echinopsis leucantha and Trichocereus candicans. Treating the species similarly to those species seems sensible, so plant in full sun to partial shade, in a well-drained, mildly acidic to mildly alkaline substrate. We use roughly equal parts perlite and soil in ours. Water only when the top layer of soil is completely dry and fertilise a few times each year (during the warmer growing season). Avoid frosts if at all possible!



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