Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Tupac Amaru’ (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 pachanoi named after the revolutionary Tupac Amaru II. Seed collected from the Lima district of Peru.
Care and Cultivation of Trichocereus pachanoi ‘Tupac Amaru’
Keep Tupac Amaru 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. 100mm tall)
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