Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Shongopamba’ (cactus)
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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.
A wild Trichocereus pachanoi collected from an isolated area in the mountains around the Cajamarca region of northern Peru.
Care and Cultivation of Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Shongopamba’
Keep Shongopamba in part-shade until large enough to deal with full-sun, which will depend on the increasing exposure you give the cactus. Once established, Trichocereus species can be watered most of the year in all climates, although they will cease to grow or slow right down over winter in colder areas. Fertilise regularly with fish emulsion/seaweed at half strength over the growing season.
1 cactus seedling (approx. 300mm tall)
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