Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose var. cristata – TBMC (cactus)
Trichocereus bridgesii is a South American columnar cactus species from Bolivia (La Paz). The monstrose cultivar is a mutation which results in short segmented growth that can only be propagated by vegetative means. TBMC is a cristate variation of TBM, poroducing crest growth but sometimes reverting to TBM growth. Commonly named for its curious resemblance to a penis. Often highly regarded traditionally as a sacramental medicine. Colloquially known by its acronym, TBMC.
Care and Cultivation of Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose var. cristata
Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose var. cristata likes a full sun position with well drained sandy soil. Fertilise regularly over the warmer months. Generally slow growing, each plant can grow between 1-6 segments per season. Keep a bit on the dry side over the cold months of the year.
1 cactus as pictured (approx 100mm diamter, rooted)
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