Cactus, Bolivian Torch (Trichocereus bridgesii), packet of 20 seeds

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$5.95

Family: Cactus (Cactaceae)

Hardy to Zones 8 to 12, withstands light frost, but usually grown as a potted plant and brought indoors for the winter.  Do not water during winter dormancy.

(Achuma, Bolivian Torch Cactus ) Perennial cactus native to Bolivia. Traditional usage:  sacrament. This blue-green skinned columnar cactus sports star-shaped clusters of long spines, an easy potted plant that can be grown with light from a bright window.  Water regularly during the growing season, but water very infrequently through the winter.  Protect from frost.  Inoculate cactus mix with soil taken from around other growing cacti, and make sure the mix is extremely coarse (incorporate coarse, sharp gravel/pumice) in order to support sprouting seeds as they elongate and germinate. Cover pot with plastic to increase humidity during germination phase.

20 seeds per packet, Open Pollinated, Untreated, NO GMO’s

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  1. Question

    Dylan T.

    Any idea when these beauties will be avalible again ?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Sory, no, I have feelers out, and will bring this back on only when I have verified material. The timing on that is unknown.

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  2. Cameron Fink

    So far so good.

    Cameron Fink (verified owner)

    Shipping was timely.
    Plate 12 seeds about a week and a half ago, 2 have sprouted so far. This is my first time growing cacti from seed, so the other 9 might be suffering from user error during the process, we shall see!
    10/10 would recommend.

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  3. One person found this helpful
    codakine42

    Awesome!

    codakine42 (verified owner)

    So as of right now I can only speak for Shipping and Germination Stages.. BUT as usual the shipping and handling time is one of the best out of a lot of companies.. A few business days maximum of handlin time and A couple to A few days until I Recieve my seed packs!!

    Germination rates of these Bolivian Torches Aka Trichocereus Bridgessi is the best out of every company that I’ve ever bought trichocereus bridgessi Seeds from..

    Most of the time let’s just say for example I bought 20seeds, I’ve alrady accepted the fact before I even start germinating them that I might get around 10-15seeds to actually sprout, them out of thosec15 A couple might die for what ever reason so I’m left with A number around 10 lol..

    I’m just astonished that every single seed has sprouted, and as of right now I have more Seedlings then seeds I germinated Haha!! 1 seed had twins that popped out!’

    This also means that I have not been able to see the adult stages of these, so I’m still not completely sure if they are exactly what they are supposed to be and not A cross/Hybrid.

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      Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      Good work! Regarding growing cacti from seed, one thing that needs to be understood, is that there needs to be some degree of variation between the parent plants, otherwise the seed will not be viable. To grow exact replicas of the desired cultivar one must clone. To grow from seed invites a healthy variation of form, exactly as one would see in a wild population. r

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    • Michael Morris

      So does this mean that adult trichocereus cacti will not self pollinate?

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    • Richo Cech

      Admin Richo Cech

      hello, that is correct, trichocereus are not self-fertile and require cross-pollination with a different individual.

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