Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose clone A
Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose aka “Penis Plant” is a clustering monstrous cactus with prostrate growth habit, branching at the base and slowly growing up to 2 feet tall. The plant develops numerous cucumber shapes with long spines about two to three inches wide and six to ten inches long. The stems are a light glaucous green with only a few spiny areoles in the basal portion. The upper part of the stem is a smooth cylinder, the lower part can be spiny and is often ribbed.
There are two clones of this cultivar, Clone A with shorter clumping stem segments and Clone B, a more solitary grower with longer segments. Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose contains poisonous alkaloids.
Because of its vigorous rootstock, Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose is also suitable as a grafting rootstock for some other rare cacti that you would like to accelerate.
This plant is very cold hardy and does well in containers. Trichocereus bridgesii monstrose can also be grown in the ground in cactus, rock or xeriscape gardens. Be sure the soil is well drained and winter watering is kept to a minimum.
Names and Synonyms: Echinopsis lageniformis forma mostruosa inermis
Common Names: Penis Plant, Dick Plant
Origin: Nursery cross
Size Label: 1 Gallon Potted Dimensions (Includes pot)
Cold Tolerance: 25 to 30°F; -3.9 to -1.1°C
Heat Tolerance: Extreme heat tolerance.
Light Requirement: Full sun to light shade in hot interior climates.
Water needs: Very drought tolerant but some summer water is best in hot, dry weather. Keep dry in winter
Uses: This plant is nice in containers. It can also be grown in the ground in cactus, rock or xeriscape gardens. Be sure the soil is well drained and winter watering is kept to a minimum.
Propagation: This plant is propagated by taking cuttings, allowing them to callus over and then planting them in soil.
Problems: Fungal rots in poor draining soil, especially in cool wet weather.
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