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Trichocereus peruvianus ‘Huarimayo’ monstrose (cactus)


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Trichocereus are South American cacti with many being used traditionally for divining purposes. Hybridisation occurs readily as individuals do not or very rarely self-pollinate. Trichocereus peruvianus is a fast growing columnar cactus native to the western slopes of the Andes in Peru, between about 2000–3000m above sea level. Common names include Peruvian Torch. Used traditionally for divination and medicinal purposes for thousands of years. Also called Echinopsis peruviana.

Huarimayo is a Trichocereus peruvianus originally collected in the small village of San Pedro de Huarimayo, Ancash, Peru. This is a special monstrose clone of Huarimayo that we have grown from seed and propagated.

Care and Cultivation of Trichocereus peruvianus ‘Huarimayo’ monstrose

Keep 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. Try to limit overhead watering as it can cause rot between the layers of growth in cold or humid conditions. Otherwise quite hardy.

1 cactus (either a reverted or a monstrose rooted piece as they shift between the two, as seen in the picture)


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