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This giant cactus is possibly the hardiest of the columnar growing cacti and, in milder areas, the most improbable plant species you could encounter growing in the open garden in the UK. It is, by cactus standards, relatively cold and moisture tolerant and, once established, can grow quite quickly with up to 20cm of stem height added annually. The perfect partner for other architectural succulents - plant one and you'll never have to water it again! After some years plants can produce huge dinner plate sized white trumpet-shaped flowers and, eventually, will sprout side branches and look exactly like those comic book cacti.
Trichocereus terschekii Identification Sheet
- Common name(s)
- Cardon Grande
- Echinopsis terscheckii, Pilocereus terscheckii
- Full sun, dry, well-drained soil
- Eventual height
- 12m. Eventually
- Eventual spread
- to 45cm
- -8C or lower
- Skill level
We can guarantee that the plants leave our nursery disease free, but weather and local conditions might affect their survival. Make sure you always make an informed purchasing decision.
The plants that leave our nursery are in the best condition, free of disease. Kept in adequate conditions (positioning and care), the plants are guaranteed for 3 months if they are planted in the ground or one year if they are kept in their original pots. Return policy applies only to plants that are in their original pots.
Due to the nature of the consignments, the courier's drivers are not insured to carry goods through your property. The standard delivery location is the border of your property or the entrance of a communal space. If other arrangements need to be made, please get in touch with us as soon as the order is placed.
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Fine Big Cactus
Big robust healthy cactus professionally packed. Usual great service. This will be overwintering indoors but I plan to plant it out in spring with suitable rain protection. Reckoned to be the hardiest of the columnar cacti.
I love it! Well packed, although a shame it had to be in polystyrene. Lovely healthy plant now repotted and in pride of place (~8