Echinopsis terscheckii
Echinopsis terscheckii
Echinopsis terscheckii
Echinopsis terscheckii

Echinopsis terscheckii

(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. This plant is shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots).

Origin and Habitat: Echinopsis terscheckii (Trichocereus terscheckii) has a relatively wide range in Argentina (Catamarca, Salta, Jujuy, La Rioja, San Juan and Tucumán provinces) and Bolivia (Tarija)

Description: Echinopsis terscheckii best known in cultivation as Trichocereus terscheckii is a huge treelike cactus species, called in Argentina cardon grande. At first columnar, and usually in age with numerous large arms, 10 to 12 meters high.

Blooming season: The plants flower at various times of the year, but primarily during the rainy season (Summer).

Soil: It needs a well drained soil mix.
Waterings: Water regularly in summer but allow to dry fully before watering again. During the winter months they should be rather kept dry.
Re-potting: Since it is a big-sized plant, it needs plenty of space for its roots. Repotting should be done every other year, or when the plant has outgrown its pot.
Exposition: Light shade when young, full sun later. Outside it likes strong sunshine, but is tolerant and do well with light shade during the hot Summer months, inside it needs bright light, and some direct sun. Tends to bronze in strong light, which encourages spine production.
Garden uses: Excellent as landscape or patio plant. It is suitable for “desert” gardens, in association with other xerophytes. Where the open air cultivation is not possible due to the climate, it is to be cultivated in pot in order to shelter it in winter. It look fine in a cold greenhouse and frame.
Traditional uses: This species was intensively used for several purposes such as construction materials and art and crafts. The wood appears to rot rather quickly and lacks the characteristics of good lumber. Still, local people are said to fashion rustic furniture from the branches. It also appear to be important fodder for livestock, especially goats, functioning as a time-release food as they drop to the ground over an extended period of time.

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Blooming Season Summer
Common Name Cardon grande cactus
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Coral red
Frost Tolerance 12 to 15 °c
Growth Rate Fast growth
Hardiness Zone 9 to 11
Height 25 ft
Origin Madagascar
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Echinopsis terscheckii
Shape treelike
Sun Exposure Partial shade

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Arthur B.
United States United States

I bought a Terscheckii

I was sent a far better specimen than is pictured, I am definitely happy & will be a returning customer !!! They also have very fast shipping, it took less than a week to receive my package, this includes 4th of July weekend & I live in Ohio !!!

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Matthew S.
United States United States

Amazing product!

Excellent service arrived quickly and the product exceeded my expectations! The cactus arrived was well packaged and was beautiful and larger and healthier than I expected.

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As previously said, the package arrived in the same condition.


Thank you so much for your kind service


Shipping process is very smooth and good

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If you live in a cold climate and are expecting temperatures below 40 degrees within the next five days after placing your order, we highly recommend adding a heat pack to your order. If you do not order a heat pack, we do not send one with your order.

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To prevent plants from freezing while in transit, orders placed for areas with extreme severe freezing temperatures will be held for shipment until it is safe to ship.

Plants that are in 3.5" pots and smaller will be shipped in its pot to prevent any damage to the roots. Any plant that is larger than a 3.5" pot WILL NOT come with a pot as it will be shipped bare root.

Depending on the species and season, 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.

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