Trichocereus bridgesii 'Short Spined' (Bolivian Torch) 20cm Cutting
[Unrooted Cutting]

Price: AU$25.00 Temporarily Out Of Stock
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Short Spined is an Australian hybrid originating from Cactus Country in Nth Vic. It's was found growing alongside Crazy Spine in a patch of Psycho0s so again obviously a psycho0 hybrid. According to SAB member PD originally it was thought that this plant was a branch of Psycho0 that had short spines however on further investigation it was discovered that the plant was coming from underneath and wasn’t connected. The only explanation was a seedling from fallen fruit.

The Short Spined clone resembles a Bridgesii but has very short, thick spines. It has a growth rate close to psycho0s and a good disease resistance.

Please note pricing is determined by the girth, length and condition of the plant / cutting

Syn: Echinopsis lageniformis, Cereus lageniformis.

Note: Orders containing cuttings may not be shipped the Tuesday following payment received as per usual procedure. This is due to the cactus being cut to order and dry weather is required to ensure rot does not occur.

IMPORTANT: Your cutting needs to be calloused before it is ready for planting. Keep the cutting dry for a week or two until the cut end has formed a callus, you can use a little sulphur on the end to help with drying and to protect it from rot, but it isn't a necessity. Once calloused you can plant your cutting. The process works any time of year, but cactus cuttings potted in late summer to early autumn root the fastest. Fill an adequately sized pot with specialty cactus soil or mix your own from scratch with extra grit added, coarse sand, perlite, scoria, or pumice gives the soil the appropriate drainage and aeration. Plant the calloused cutting in the prepared potting mix and top dress to prevent soil loss. Once potted, keep dry, do not water! Most cactus cuttings root in four to six weeks.
 
Trichocereus bridgesii 'Short Spined' (Bolivian Torch) 20cm Cutting
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