The common Botanic Name for Trichocereus Macrogonus is Trichocereus Peruvianus. This cactus has been renamed by some in the field as Echinopsis Macrogona, this name is disputed by some specialists. The whole Trichocereus genus is currently being revised, it will take up to a decade until name changes will be verified, therefore for now, most label this as Echinopsis Macrogona, Trichocereus Macrogonus, Echinopsis Peruviana and/or Trichocereus Peruvianus.
There are many different clones of this variety of Trichocereus, all slightly different to one another. Australia is home to some very beautiful varieties.
The Trichocereus Macrogonus grow up to 6 meters tall and are drought and frost tolerant. They are quite adaptable, its due to their tolerance of cold weather that permits them to also thrive in other parts of the country, such as Tasmania and Victoria. This thick species of Trichocereus is defined by their midlenght spines.
Like other Trichocereus cacti, the Trichocereus Macrogonus is traditionally used for spiritual healing purposes in Native cultures.
Our Team Sells cactus logs as 30cm cuts, for propagation or grafting, as well as potted plants with roots.
Trichocereus Macrogonus requires fast draining soil. If potted, ensure it has a drainage hole. Position your plant in half day direct sun or full day direct sun, Cactus Vision does not suggest housing any of the Trichocereus cacti indoors. Apply fertiliser in spring annually or biannually. There is no need to water or fertilise in Winter.
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