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Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Matucana’ (cactus)


Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 8 customer ratings
5.0 (8 reviews)
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Trichocereus pachanoi is a South American cactus species used traditionally for divining purposes. Named after Professor Aberlardo Pachano who travelled with Dr. Rose, the original western collector, in 1918 (Trout, 2005). An upright species to 6 metres tall. Also an excellent grafting stock. Seed collected from Matucana in central Peru. Cacti from this region have a long history of traditional use as healing sacraments.

Care and Cultivation of Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Matucana’

Trichocereus cacti are native to regions of Ecuador, Peru and into Bolivia. Other species have a more southern distribution, several as far as Argentina. They dislike high humidity and tend to grow best in the more southern areas of Australia, the best specimens are in Victoria and South Australia. They also do very well in arid and subtropical situations. Use a soil mix like you would for a normal garden plant, ie. not cactus mix. We top dress with 5-7mm gravel. Regular applications of fertiliser and dolomite lime keep growth strong. Water when dry or more frequently, they are pretty adaptable! They can be planted into a well drained part of the garden in full to part sun.

1 cactus (cutting or seedling 50-150mm tall depending on availability)

8 reviews for Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Matucana’ (cactus)

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    Rated 5 out of 5


    Beautiful specimen. Arrived in 2 days in great condition with an excellent root stock. 5 stars

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    Rated 5 out of 5


    The fastest growing trichocereus I have which doubled in size (from approx. 15cm to 30cm) since August. It is seems to be free of this bacterial spot that is brutally invading the skin of many of my cacti and also has survived 2 rots (I overwatered) perfectly so this one has been tough so far. I cannot wait for it to grow up into a huge monster! Many thanks to Darren for bringing out this excellent specimen.

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    tyler g

    Beautiful cutting. Looks forward to it callous over and get it

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    Rated 5 out of 5


    Thank you so much for the prompt delivery of these healthy seedlings. I love them 🙂

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    got 5 nice seedlings, can’t wait to pot them. thinking about getting some more of these bad boys

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    Rated 5 out of 5


    Gorgeous cacti. Great condition, well packaged, prompt delivery. The best retailer around.

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    Rated 5 out of 5


    Got a nice single specimen, couldn’t resist. On par with ‘Ogunbodede’ that report suggests, if they turn out even half as good as that I’ll be over the moon.

    Thanks Darren – You’re living the great Australian dream!

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    Rated 5 out of 5


    Fast delivery and perfect condition as always. One year later and they seem to be much thicker and more resilient than any of my other pachanoi.

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