The common Botanic Name for The Bolivian Torch is Echinopsis lageniformis or Trichocereus Bridgesii. The Bolivian torch cactus, is a fast-growing columnar cactus from the high deserts of Bolivia. Although we refer to them as Trichocereus cactus, the Trichocereus genus has been moved by taxonomists into the Echinopsis genus, whereas it is referred to as Echinopsis lageniformis - not all botanists agree with this merger.

 

Trichocereus Bridgesii is native to mountainous areas of South America, and also thrives in subtropical areas of Australia. They grow up to 6 meters tall and are drought and frost tolerant. Trichocereus Bridgesii 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 species of Trichocereus is defined by their long spines, typically growing slightly faster and thinner than San Pedro.

 

Like other Trichocereus cacti, the Trichocereus Bridgesii 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.

 

Bridgesii 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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