Fat plants

Trichocereus bridgesii


GeneralitŠ°


Generalities: Originally from South America, it includes twenty-five species of column cactus.
Spachiana Trichocereus The Spachiana Trichocereus is native to northern Argentina. It has a columnar habit and can reach two meters in height. It branches in a vertical direction starting from the base.
The stem is made up of ten to fifteen ribs on which areola are grafted which carry about eight radial spines and one - two longer central spines.
Flowering: occurs only in adult plants. The flowers have a funnel-shaped corolla, with greenish outer petals and white inner ones. They bloom in the summer during the night and close in the middle of the morning.
Exposure: in full light in the sun during the summer.
Temperature: in summer between fifteen and twenty-four degrees; in winter the plant must be kept indoors, in a not very heated and not humid place ...
Watering: moderate but frequent throughout the summer and during flowering.
To be suspended in winter if the plant is in a heated environment.
Fertilization: from April to September a liquid fertilizer is administered with irrigation water every three to four weeks.

Propagation


Propagation: sowing takes place in March April in a compound for cacti that must be kept moist and in the shade until germination. Basal shoots cut from the mother plant can be used. They are left to dry only if they have no roots, so they are replanted keeping the soil dry for two or three weeks.
Soil: mixture of soil with coarse sand or composed for cataceans.
Pests and diseases: they fear the floury scale insects.
Trichocereus bridgesii
Origin: Bolivia.
Stem: can grow to more than two meters in height, has a greenish-light gray color, and is covered by a waxy, bluish bloom. The stems have four to eight ribs, on which are present gray-woolly areoles which have two to six yellowish radial spines, the lower of which is about four centimeters long and curved downwards. The apex of the branches is round.
The flowers: they are white in the shape of campanula, they bloom during the night in the upper part of the stem. It blooms in summer.

Trichocereus bridgesii: Useful information


Exposure: in full sun.
Innafiature: moderate but frequent throughout the summer and during flowering.
To be suspended in winter if the plant is in a heated environment.
Fertilization: from April to September a liquid fertilizer is administered with irrigation water every three to four weeks.
Propagation: sowing takes place in March April in a compound for cacti that must be kept moist and in the shade until germination. Basal shoots cut from the mother plant can be used. They are left to dry only if they have no roots, so they are replanted keeping the soil dry for two or three weeks.
Soil: mixture of soil with coarse sand or composed for cataceans.
Pests and diseases: they fear the floury scale insects.