(This plant comes in a 3.5" pot. You will receive a very similar plant to the one in the picture. It may or may not be blooming at the time of your purchase. The plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).
Origin and habitat: Catamarca, Argentina.
Description: Echinopsis huasha var. grandiflora previously known as Lobivia grandiflora or Trichocereus grandiflorussomewhat resembles Echinopsis schickendantzii in habit, but has glorious crimson flowers. It has much shorter reddish spines (about 1 cm long) than standard Echinopsis huascha (not variety or cultivar) which is reported to have spines over 5 cm long.
Flowers: Diurnal, funnelform, 7-10 cm long, mostly bright red produced near the end of the stems. Throat dark red, filaments fuchsia. Perianth-segments narrow, acuminate, 4 to 5 cm long, dark pink to dark red. Anthers clear pastel and stigma pure white. Scales on the ovary narrow, 10 to 12 mm long, a little hairy in their axils.
Notes: The main form of Trichocereus grandiflorus has red flowers in summer, but forms with orange and yellow (Trichocereus huascha var. macrantha) flowers are also found.
Some of the information in this description has been found at desert-tropicals.com, llifle.com and cactus-art.biz