Trichocereus peruvianus ‘Collana Rojo’ (cactus)
Trichocereus peruvianus is a South American cactus species used traditionally for divining purposes. Collected at 2500m above seas level in the Matucana Valley, Peru. An upright species to 6 metres tall with blue glaucous skin.
Collana district lies within the Matucana valley, known for its famous blue skinned Trichocereus peruvianus cacti. Collana Pichu are large stemmed cacti with typical blue glaucous skin. This type also displayed red spines.
Care and Cultivation of Trichocereus peruvianus ‘Collana Rojo’
Keep Collana Rojo 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 (70 – 100mm tall)
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