Trichocereus spachianus
Trichocereus spachianus
Trichocereus spachianus
Trichocereus spachianus
Trichocereus spachianus
Trichocereus spachianus
Trichocereus spachianus
Trichocereus spachianus
Trichocereus spachianus
Trichocereus spachianus
Trichocereus spachianus
Trichocereus spachianus

Trichocereus spachianus

(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).

Trichocereus spachianus or Echinopsis spachiana is a a much decorative frost hardy cactus. It is a summer grower species that offers no cultivation difficulties. It can be overwintered outdoors if sheltered from rain and severe frosts.

Repotting: Repot in the spring, when their roots become cramped. Generally, they should be repotted every other year in order to provide fresh soil. After repotting, do not water for a week or more. Needs a large pot to accommodate a large root system.

Water: In summer, during the vegetative period, it must be regularly watered, but allowing the substratum to completely dry up before irrigating again (but do not overwater). In winter, it's to be kept dry. Preferable not to water on overcast days, humid days or cold winter days.

Hardiness: It is a quite frost resistant cactus, hardy to - 10° C (or less if very dry).

Exposure: Outside full sun or afternoon shade, inside needs bright light, and some direct sun.


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Blooming Season Late spring.
Common Name The golden torch
Dormancy Winter
Family Cactaceae
Flower Yellow/orange
Frost Tolerance - 10° C
Growth Rate -
Hardiness Zone 8b - 10b
Height 2 m t
Origin Argentina and bolivia.
Pot Size 3.5"
Scientific Name Trichocereus spachianus
Shape Columnar
Sun Exposure Partial shade

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Don S.
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Received my Trichocereus, looking good!

I got a note in my email that the cactus had been delivered to my neighborhood postal box, and there they were. It looks like all three Trichocereus came through in good shape, and Planet Desert sent me a Melocactus azureus ferrophilus bonus plant -- thanks! The Trichocereus will eventually join a few native species in our outdoor cactus garden; the Melocactus is too cold-sensitive for our Las Cruces, New Mexico winters, so it will repose indoors. Thanks again, Planet Desert.

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Cori K.

Just what I ordered. On time and in perfec...

Just what I ordered. On time and in perfect condition.

Trichocereus spachianus

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